Many people associate root canals with pain. However, like many other dental procedures, patients are given anesthetic before a root canal to numb the tooth or teeth that are being treated. The goal of a root canal is to eliminate tooth pain caused by diseased matter in the affected tooth, the goal is not to cause pain.
So what does a root canal entail, and what does the procedure do to help improve your oral health overall?
The Root Canal Process
Root canals are an option for patients with diseased or damaged teeth. Similar to other dental fillings, a root canal can ease the pain caused by a diseased tooth, renewing a tooth to a healthier state. Patient’s natural teeth are saved through the root canal process.
In a tooth, beneath a layer of enamel and dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. Diseased pulp is removed from the tooth during a root canal. Then the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed with a dental crown or dental filling. Dental crowns are custom-fit to patients teeth and blend in with existing teeth for a uniform look.
Dr. Brent Engelberg & Associates at AH Smiles make it their mission to provide their patients with the safest and most comfortable experience possible.
Advantages to Root Canals
There are many advantages to this procedure:
- Increased tooth stability and strength
- Protection from wear and strain on teeth
- Preserves natural teeth
- Chewing and biting normally again
- Stops abscess formation
- Eliminates pain at the source
Schedule an Appointment
Take control of your tooth pain once and for all. Dr. Brent Engelberg & Associates at AH Smiles will ensure your comfort during the root canal procedure. Preserve your natural smile. Call us at (847) 230-9703 or schedule an appointment with us online here to get rid of your tooth pain today.