What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy, more commonly known as a root canal, is a treatment that can be used to restore a tooth that is severely injured or infected. During root canal therapy, our gentle dentist will carefully remove the infected tissues from inside the tooth, which usually includes the dental pulp and tooth nerves. Dr. Dolnick will then fill the tooth with a medicated material. Finally, they will seal the tooth with a dental crown or filling in order to protect the tooth and restore its structure.
Do I need a root canal?
You may need a root canal in Niles, Illinois if your tooth is infected or seriously damaged. You may need root canal therapy if you suffer from the signs of tooth infection, which include severe tooth pain, extreme tooth sensitivity, a darkening of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums. Your dentist will help you determine whether a root canal is the best option for your tooth.
Does a root canal hurt?
Root canal therapy has a reputation for being a painful treatment. At the dental office of Dolnick and Associates, however, we work hard to ensure that your visit is as comfortable and painless as possible. For more information on root canal therapy and how we can care for your smile, please call or visit us today.