Are you are suffering from a large crack in your tooth, a cavity, severe oral pain, or a dental abscess? If so, our doctors might recommend gentle root canal therapy. Though the thought of getting a root canal may not seem enticing, Advanced Dentistry has all of the right tools and know-how to help ensure that the tooth is saved and that your experience is comfortable!
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures, performed well over 14 million times each year in the United States alone. This treatment is designed to help save your natural teeth and to keep you from needing dental implants or bridges.
During root canal therapy, we will remove the living tissue inside your tooth, including the nerves, and excise any bacteria or decay. After this step is completed, we will clean out the chamber, treat it with a medicated material, and then fill it.
This treatment is designed to restore the previously damaged tooth to its full function and usually lasts a lifetime. Once your root canal therapy is completed, you will be fitted with a crown to protect the area.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Our team may recommend a root canal if you’re experiencing:
- Swelling and tenderness of your gums
- Severe tooth pain or sensitivity
- An abscess on your gums
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
These signs can indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in infection or an abscess inside the tooth or at the root.
Schedule Your Dental Appointment With Advanced Dentistry Today
Have questions about root canal therapy? Our expert dental team is here for you every step of the way! Schedule an appointment for our Morton Grove office today.