Posts for tag: root canals

By Advance Family Dental Care
April 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

How a root canal from your dentist in Naperville, IL, can save your tooth

Root canal therapy can wipe out tooth decay and save your tooth, and your smile. The enamel layer of a healthy tooth is normally very root canaldurable and resilient, providing ample protection. But lack of regular dental care at home and failure to see a dentist for checkups could compromise the integrity of the whole tooth. Decayed matter can infect the inner parts of the tooth and threaten its stability. A treatment called root canal therapy can halt this process and restore damaged teeth.

Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL, offers a full range of services including root canals to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Concerning Signs

Because of anxiety about going to the dentist or scheduling conflicts, many patients wait too long to get a root canal. These are a few signs that one of your teeth may be infected and should be treated urgently by your dentist:

  • Sharp tooth pains that may cause headaches.
  • Inability to chew food normally.
  • Brown or black marks on the tooth, or sudden change in the whole color of the tooth while the others stay the same.
  • Gum sores or boils.

Treatment begins with your Naperville, IL, dentist creating a small opening in your tooth. Dr. Zomorrodi will remove diseased tissue inside your tooth by drawing it out through the opening. Then, he will place a sedative filling inside of your tooth to reduce inflammation and pain, allowing your tooth to calm down.

After your painful symptoms are gone, the sedative filling is removed and your tooth is filled with an inert material. The opening is sealed with a small permanent filling, and your root canal is done. A dental crown may also be needed to cover and protect the tooth.

If you have a decayed or damaged tooth, it’s time to talk with an expert about root canal therapy. Call (630) 357-2332 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Zomorrodi at Advance Family Dental Care in Naperville, IL!

By Advance Family Dental Care
September 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals   tooth dencay  

Are you worried that you might need a root canal? Dr. Pirooz Zomorrodi, your Naperville, IL dentist at Advance Family Dental Care, root canalsshares a few facts that will help put your mind at ease about this common dental procedure.

Root canals save teeth

Root canals are recommended when the pulp at the center of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected due to a tooth injury, a crack in your tooth, extensive decay or several dental procedures on the tooth. The pulp contains tissues, nerves, and blood vessels. Without treatment, you can potentially lose your tooth. During treatment, your dentist removes the pulp, ending your pain and preserving your tooth. Some people think that losing a tooth is a minor inconvenience, but tooth loss can change your appearance, affect your ability to chew and speak and may cause your jawbone to weaken over time.

Root canals and fillings have a lot in common

From your perspective, undergoing root canal therapy is a lot like getting a filling. Your dentist will make an opening in your tooth, just as he does during a filling, but will drill a little deeper to expose your pulp. After exposing the pulp, he'll remove it and use tiny files to clean and shape the root canals. He'll place a temporary filling in your tooth at the end of your appointment. You'll return to the office in about a week and receive a permanent filling. In most cases, you'll also need a crown to help strengthen your tooth.

Root canals don't have to be painful

Root canals are the subject of many jokes, which leads many people to assume that they must be very painful. Fortunately, the root canal procedure doesn't have to be uncomfortable or painful. Before your treatment begins, your dentist will inject pain medication in the gums near the tooth to ensure that you're comfortably numb during the procedure.

Root canals offer an effective way to reduce your pain and preserve your tooth. If you're concerned about a tooth, or if it's time for your next dental exam, call Dr. Zomorrodi, your Naperville, IL dentist at Advance Family Dental Care at (630) 357-2332.

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