How a root canal can rescue your tooth
Modern root canal treatment is the perfect answer to relieving pain and still keeping your tooth. Before root canals, if you had tooth pain, chances are a dentist would remove your tooth. This left you with an incomplete smile. Today’s root canals relieve your tooth pain by removing diseased tissue inside your tooth, leaving you pain-free, but still with your complete smile. Dr. George Mui at Gentle Dental Care in Mount Prospect, Illinois wants you to know how a root canal can help you and your smile.
There are many reasons you may need a root canal, but the usual culprits are traumatic injury to your tooth, deep dental decay, or a dental infection, called an abscess. Pressure and inflammation develop in the innermost part of your tooth, called the pulp chamber. This pressure and inflammation cause you to feel pain, and the pain can be severe.
Dr. Mui can relieve that pain by opening your tooth and removing the diseased tissue from inside your tooth. He will place a sedative material inside to “calm down” your tooth. At a second appointment, Dr. Mui will further clean and shape the inside of your tooth and fill it with an inert, rubbery material called gutta-percha. As a last step, he will close the opening with a permanent metal filling. Your root canal treatment will typically take two appointments, sometimes more if your tooth is badly inflamed.
After you are completely pain-free, Dr. Mui will suggest a dental crown for your tooth. This is because once a tooth has had a root canal the tooth is weaker and prone to breakage. A crown protects your tooth from damage and fracture. Dr. Mui offers a full range of materials for your crown including gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and full porcelain.
You deserve to live without dental pain, but still keep your full, beautiful smile. Modern root canal treatment can help you keep your teeth. If you have dental pain and think you might need a root canal, it’s time to call Dr. George Mui at Gentle Dental Care in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Don’t suffer when help is just a phone call away. Call today and end your tooth pain!