Elmhurst Root Canal Dentist Helps Patients Maintain Healthy Smiles

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Apr 27, 2021

Root canal has developed a bit of an unearned reputation among dental patients. While you may initially consider root canals daunting or overwhelming, our Elmhurst root canal dentists hope that as you learn more about this treatment process you start to feel comfortable pursuing treatment.

Why Are Root Canals Necessary?

As the name suggests, root canals are really about treating to the core foundation of your tooth. When your tooth is severely damaged—meaning a dental fracture of infection has reached the dental pulp and nerves—root canal therapy is used to save as much of the remaining healthy tooth structure as possible.

What Is The Treatment Process Like?

Before we begin treatment, our team will talk to you about what kind of sedation or numbing options may be right for you. Thanks to advancements in the world of restorative dentistry, root canal therapy is as comfortable and straightforward as having a conventional filling.

During treatment, our team clears away any infected or damaged dental enamel and dentin. We then remove the dental pulp and nerves from the core of the tooth. Essentially, we are getting rid of the “living” parts of your tooth, so as to stop the spread of damage. Finally, we sterilize and restore the tooth with a restoration.

How Do I Get Started?

If you think that you are dealing with severe dental damage, please reach out to your dental team for an assessment and further recommendations. Some commonly experienced signs of dental damage include pain and discomfort, brown or gray spots on the tooth, receding gum tissue, and chronic bad breath.

And, of course, you can always get started by contacting our Elmhurst root canal dentists for more information or to schedule a personal consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!