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Root Canal Treatment in Chicago, IL

Root canals are common dental procedures that may be needed to save a badly damaged tooth, particularly when the pulp has become infected. The procedure requires the dental pulp to be removed in order to save the tooth and avoid an extraction.

Dental professionals typically recommend a root canal to decrease the chances an extraction will be required, causing additional discomfort and other issues, such as loss of chewing surfaces. When undergoing a root canal instead, these long-term issues are eliminated, restoring a healthy, functional mouth.

You’ve likely heard people make jokes about getting a root canal done, but the truth is modern technology has made these endodontic procedures more comfortable and easier. In fact, they can often be completed in just one or two appointments, depending on your unique situation. We work hard to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

Being able to save your tooth can provide a number of advantages, including:

  • Effective chewing abilities
  • A natural look
  • A normal bite
  • Protects the surrounding teeth from strain and excessive wear

How the tooth is saved

When a tooth isn’t cared for properly, the pulp of the tooth (located in the center) becomes inflamed, which could lead to an infection. This inflammation will lead to discomfort and is generally caused by tooth decay, faulty crowns, trauma or the tooth has chipped in some way. During an endodontic treatment, the pulp is extracted, cleaned and disinfected. This will prevent further decay of the tooth and alleviate discomfort. Once the root canal has been cleaned, a rubber sealant is placed into the pulp area of the tooth and a crown is applied to the tooth.

In order to maintain your natural smile, endodontic treatment is a necessity. It will allow you to continue eating whatever you would like and eliminates future dental work. If you continue to take good care of your teeth, even those that have undergone a root canal can last the rest of your life. If you are in need of a root canal and live around the Hyde Park, South Loop or Chicago area, schedule an appointment with one of our highly qualified team of specialist dentists today.

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South Loop Dental Specialists

850 South Wabash, Suite 240
Chicago, IL 60605