What is a Root Canal?
There’s no need to be worried if your dentist prescribes a Chicago root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again. Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The term “root canal” comes from cleaning of the canals inside the tooth’s root.
When are Root Canals Necessary?
The most common reason you might need a root canal are cracked or fractured teeth, a deep cavity or trauma to a tooth. Root canals are usually necessary when there is irreversible damage to the dental pulp or an infection within a tooth. A dentist performs a root canal to remove bacteria and dying or dead tissue from inside the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can become infected with bacteria because of an injury or because of a severe, untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth will need to be removed. Modern techniques and dental technology have helped Chicago root canals evolve into relatively comfortable treatments that often require no more than one or two visits to the dentist. With a 95% rate of success, root canal therapy is a highly effective course of treatment, and a tooth that has had a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.
At the Matsumoto Center for Dentistry we know that many people may feel anxious about coming to the dentist, so our goal is to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. We prioritize your comfort at every turn, utilizing advanced technology and methods to deliver treatment that is most gentle and precise. From a routine exam and cleaning to full-mouth rehabilitation, our practice is equipped to handle all your dental needs.
To learn more about Chicago root canal therapy or to schedule an appointment, call us today.
5153 N Clark St Suite #208
Chicago, IL 60640