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Root Canals Simplified

Published on November 30th, 2018

Everyone’s heard of root canals, and, unsurprisingly, most people dread them. Horror stories aside, how much do you know about root canals and are they deserving of all the nightmarish tales? If you’ve been told you need a root canal in Chicago, our endodontists don’t want you to worry. To clear up some of the confusion surrounding root canals, we’ve answered some of the most common questions about the procedure.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a type of procedure that helps treat badly infected teeth. In the middle of each tooth is a pulp chamber, which contains a nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissues. When a tooth’s pulp becomes infected, root canal procedures are performed to remove the pulp, clean up the interior of the canal, and seal the tooth to prevent further infection.

What Causes a Root Canal?

There are different reasons you may need a root canal. Serious tooth decay, trauma, mishandled dental procedures, or cracks in your teeth can all lead to an infection warranting a root canal.

How Badly Does a Root Canal Hurt?

Root canals have a bad rap for being incredibly painful, but this isn’t the case. When you come to us for a root canal in Chicago, you will be comfortable and numb throughout the entire experience. In fact, most people assert that the procedure is no worse than getting a filling.

Finding out you need a root canal in Chicago might seem frightening, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right information, you’ll see that there’s nothing to be afraid of. Contact us today for more information!

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