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Stop the Pain and Save Your Smile with Root Canal Treatment

At Dentalogic, we try everything possible to save your natural teeth. So, if you come to our office with a badly damaged or decayed tooth, Dr. Homam Saadi will recommend root canal therapy (RCT) to save your tooth. During a root canal (endodontic treatment), we remove the infected dental pulp and restore your tooth to provide a lifetime of function and aesthetics. 

Signs that you need a root canal

Sometimes, an infected tooth may not have symptoms, so seeing a dentist regularly for routine dental exams is essential. However, in many cases, an infected tooth usually exhibits one or more unpleasant signs. From persistent pain to sensitivity, these are the various symptoms that could signal the need for a root canal. 

  • A persistent toothache
  • A pimple-like swelling on the gums
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity, especially when biting or eating cold or hot drinks
  • Swollen face and gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Persistent bad mouth odor

A root canal rescues a tooth that would otherwise face the risk of dying and necessitate extraction. Many patients believe a dental extraction is the easiest solution to an infected tooth. However, what is often missed is that removing a tooth is costly when considering the price of teeth replacement options. 

Step-by-step guide to the root canal procedure 

Root canals have the unfortunate reputation of being extremely painful. The truth, however, is that many people claim that a root canal is no more painful than a cavity filling. The pain preceding a root canal is genuinely uncomfortable, but not the procedure itself.

Sometimes, a root canal is completed in one visit, but often it requires two visits. We start your treatment by inspecting your tooth to ensure it’s viable for a root canal. If yes, we’ll numb your gums with local anesthesia to minimize discomfort during treatment. 

Once your tooth is numb, we’ll isolate it with a dental dam to keep it dry and free from saliva contamination. Then, we’ll create an access hole at the top of the tooth and use this opening to remove the diseased pulp and nerve tissue. If the tooth has decay, this will also be removed.

Next, we’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the empty chamber to remove all traces of bacteria. Then, we will fill the inside of the tooth with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Finally, a filling will be placed to restore your tooth, but you may need a crown if your tooth is severely weakened. 

Rescue your tooth with a root canal!

Do you need a root canal in Oak Lawn, Illinois? You must act quickly so that the dentist can save your tooth. Call (331) 233-1001 for gentle yet effective root canal services at Dentalogic.

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