By Advance Family Dental Care
December 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: root canal  

A root canal treatment reliably restores a damaged, infected, or decayed tooth. Differing from what most people think, this therapy is quite comfortable, and patients recover rapidly. Let Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, your dentist in Naperville, IL, tell you if you need one. He can perform it right at Advance Family Dental Care.

Tooth anatomy

Beginning in its earliest development, a tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. As it matures, this tissue, contained in a central chamber and in two to four root canals, becomes unnecessary. A tooth can survive without it.

Healing a sick tooth with root canal therapy

So, rather than remove a sick tooth and have the patient undergo tooth replacement procedures, your dentist can open the tooth and extract that pulp. That process is what dentists call endodontic, or a root canal, therapy.

Besides cleaning out each canal with small files and adding antimicrobial medicine, Dr. Zomorrodi seals each canal with gutta-percha, an inert substance that also strengthens the tooth. He places a temporary cap, and the patient goes home for a short period of healing.

On the return appointment, the dentist takes the cap off, checks the tooth, and places a permanent ceramic crown over it. This restoration makes the tooth look completely normal and adds a large measure of durability, too.

In fact, MedicineNet says 95 percent of these restorative treatments succeed, and the teeth themselves last indefinitely. Just perform the usual hygiene routine at home, and see the dentist at Advance Family Dental Care every six months for a cleaning and check-up.

How do you know you need a root canal?

These symptoms tell your Dr. Zomorrodi you need endodontic therapy:

  • Intense dental sensitivity
  • A protracted toothache
  • Drainage and pus around the tooth
  • Puffy, red, tender gums
  • A large crack in the tooth enamel
  • A swollen jaw
  • Headache
  • Sinus pain and inflammation
  • A sore on the gums near the tooth

However, some teeth are almost completely asymptomatic. That's why your routine cleanings and exams with your dentist in Naperville, IL, are so important. He picks up on many problems even before patients notice them.

Get the treatment you need

Root canal therapy helps so many people keep their smiles intact and healthy. To learn more, phone Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL. Dr. Zomorrodi is an expert dentist with excellent restorative skills. You'll get great care. Call us for an appointment at (630) 357-2332.

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