Root Canal Demystified! Our Elmhurst Dentists Give You The Facts

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on Feb 7, 2017

Root canal treatment has gotten a bad reputation over the years. Many dental patients start to feel anxious as soon as they hear the words, “root canal!”

Our Elmhurst dentists are here to tell you that root canal therapy doesn’t have to be anxiety-producing. And, in fact, root canal therapy can really be smile saver. Keep reading to get more information!

Root canal therapy is simply a procedure that allows our dentist to go into the core of your tooth and remove damaged dental material—including the dental roots. This treatment becomes necessary when a dental infection has infiltrated the dental pulp, or when a tooth is deeply cracked or chipped.

Our dental team offers a number of relaxation and sedation options to help keep you at ease throughout the treatment process. Thanks to the marvels of modern dentistry, many people now report that root canal therapy is just as comfortable as receiving a standard filling. Additionally, the treatment process is usually completed in just one appointment.

Once our dental team has removed the damaged dental material, we then repair the tooth using composite resin and/or customized restorations. Our team uses metal-free, natural-looking restorations that are designed to stand up to daily wear and tear.

Timely root canal therapy can actually save teeth that would otherwise need to be pulled or would fall out on their own. This treatment preserves the healthy and strong portions of your dental structure, while eliminating persistent infections and damage.

Don’t let fear or anxiety keep you from getting root canal therapy when you need it. This treatment isn’t nearly as scary or intense as it has been made out to be, and our Elmhurst root canal dentists are here to make sure that you have a positive experience in the dentist’s chair. If you have questions, please feel free to give us a call!