Don’t Fear The Root Canal: Information From Our Elmhurst Dentists

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Mar 17, 2015

The marvels of modern dentistry have made it possible for our Elmhurst dentists to save teeth that, in years previous, would have been lost for good. Although this specific treatment—the root canal—often initially makes patients anxious to think about, the truth is that this is one of the key treatments that can save a person’s smile.

You absolutely do not need to fear root canal therapy. Our dental team is here to tell you why!

1. This treatment can literally save your smile

Root canal therapy gives our team the ability to go into a severely damaged tooth, eliminate the infection, and restore the tooth’s functionality and appearance. Previously, teeth such as these would need to be pulled out—or else they would fester until the teeth fell out on their own.

2. Comfort

The sedatives and anesthetics that we use will keep you comfortable throughout the treatment process. Many people tell our dental team that root canal therapy is now very similar in feeling to receiving a standard filling.

3. Convenience

The way that we do root canal therapy now, patients are able to recover very quickly post-treatment. In just one appointment we can refurbish a patient’s tooth and get them back to their daily lives. You’ll be amazed at how natural you post-treatment tooth looks and feels.

Root canal therapy delivers lasting results that really matter for the health of your smile. This treatment can save individual teeth, prevent infection from spreading further in your mouth, and rejuvenate the appearance of a severely damaged tooth.

If you are suffering from some kind of dental infection or injury, the absolute best thing that you can do is to seek treatment in a timely manner. Give yourself your best chance at enjoying a beautiful smile, and call our Elmhurst dentists for state-of-the-art restorative care.