Root Canal Therapy Evanston, IL
We’ve all heard the rumors and myths surrounding the “dreaded” root canal. Movies and television shows often depict root canals as something to be feared and to delay as long as possible, but the truth of the matter is that a root canal is rarely more painful than a filling, and you can expect comfortable experience during and after procedure.
Root canal therapy can help to alleviate many excruciating symptoms caused by a damaged and infected tooth. The pulp (the inner part of the tooth) becomes inflamed and highly irritated. The causes that can lead to the infection vary from extensive tooth decay to history of trauma. The latter can happen for various reasons, especially if you are active in sports. But when the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected, it is most often irreversible, and that is when dentists use root canal therapy to address the issue.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Can Help to Save the Tooth?
During root canal treatment, while the tooth is well numbed, the infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and then filled with natural rubber material. In many cases, the tooth is restored with a filling or a crown for protection. After completion of root canal and placement of restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Like any medical issue, whether it’s dental or otherwise, the last thing you want to do is put off receiving the appropriate treatment. In fact, delaying proper medical care will often result in more pain, and possibly lead to other issues that could have been prevented in the first place.
At Artful Smiles Dental Studio, we pride ourselves in being able to provide effective, yet gentle care to each and every one of our patients, for all procedures including the root canal. Whether you need a root canal or you are looking for a dentist who can help with other treatments, we invite you to contact our office to learn more about the options that are available.