Even if you have never had root canal therapy yourself, you have probably heard of this treatment before. Root canal therapy is one of the most widely discussed restorative dentistry treatments, but few patients fully understand what this treatment entails. Today our Elmhurst root canal dentist office is outlining how root canal therapy works. We hope that after reading this short explanation you will feel confident pursuing root canal treatment, if necessary.

So let’s get started learning about root canal therapy!

1. Root canal therapy is designed to save teeth that are damaged. When the inner core of your tooth is infected or fractured, our dentist needs to disinfect and reseal the tooth.

2. Root canal therapy is called “root canal” because during treatment we will clear away the material in your dental core, including the tooth roots, which extend down to the jawbone.

3. At the end of root canal treatment, your tooth will be resealed with a synthetic substance. This will allow you to eat and speak naturally post-treatment.

4. Root canal therapy can often be completed in just one dental appointment. Our goal is to get you the treatment you need without hindering your everyday life.

Thanks to advances in modern dentistry and sedation treatments, modern root canal therapy is comfortable, quick, and highly effective. This treatment can literally save a tooth that would otherwise be lost or pulled. Do not avoid this treatment due to fear or misapprehension. Our dentist is here to give you all the information you need to advance your dental health.

If you want to learn more about how this treatment works, give our Elmhurst root canal dentist office a call or contact us online. Together we will give you a smile that looks and feels great for years to come.

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