By Advance Family Dental Care
April 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

How a root canal from your Naperville, Illinois dentist can relieve painroot canal

If you have dental pain, chances are a root canal can relieve your pain. The first root canal was performed in the late 1600’s and root canal treatment is now state-of-the-art. Instead of having a tooth extracted, you now have an option to eliminate dental pain and still retain your tooth, which is great for your smile. Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, Illinois wants to share the facts about root canal procedures.

You may need a root canal due to a dental abscess, deep dental decay or dental trauma. You may see redness, swelling or draining near the root of your tooth if it is infected. There are some definite signs and symptoms you need a root canal. You may need a root canal if your tooth is:

  • Constantly painful
  • Suddenly painful when you eat or drink hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Throbbing constantly due to pressure inside your tooth
  • Acutely painful when you bite down

Sometimes you may not feel any pain or experience any signs and symptoms, but you still need a root canal. A root canal procedure begins with opening your infected tooth. The diseased and infected tissue, nerves, and blood supply are drawn out through the opening, using ultra-thin instruments called files. A sedative filling material is usually placed to allow your tooth to “calm down” and the tooth is temporarily closed up.

At your next visit, the sedative is removed and if your tooth is stable, it is filled with an inert, rubbery material known as gutta-percha. The opening is then closed with a permanent restoration such as a dental crown. That’s it! Your pain is gone, and you still have your tooth!

Typically after root canal treatment, your tooth isn’t as strong and is more prone to breakage. That’s why a crown is recommended after a tooth has had a root canal.

If you have a painful tooth, call Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, Illinois today.

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