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How a Root Canal Can Help

A root canal from your dentist in Addison IL can take away your tooth pain

If you are suffering from severe tooth pain, you already know how it can disrupt your life. Severe tooth pain can make it difficult for you to enjoy your day. The good news is, there is a treatment to relieve severe tooth pain, without removing your tooth. It’s called root canal therapy.

Dr. Mohamed Waheed of Elite Dentistry in Addison IL provides comprehensive dental care, including root canal therapy to take away your tooth pain.

Root Canals in Addison

Your tooth has multiple layers; the enamel, dentin, and the pulp chamber, where the nerves and blood supply to your tooth are located. When the pulp is inflamed, infected, or damaged, you need a root canal.

The pulp can be inflamed, infected, or damaged from a variety of causes, including:

  • Severe tooth decay which has invaded the pulp
  • Trauma to your tooth from an accident or injury
  • Chronic grinding or clenching which has caused inflammation

There are also unknown causes. Sometimes a tooth can begin to die on its own, with no known cause. The pulp hardens, a process called sclerosis, causing the tooth to lose vitality.

To determine if you need a root canal at our Addison office, Dr. Waheed will perform a dental examination, including x-rays. He may also do vitality and temperature testing.

If you do need a root canal, the process begins with Dr. Waheed making a small opening in the top of your tooth. He will remove the infected pulp tissue by drawing it out through the opening. A sedative material is then placed inside your tooth. This material helps inflammation, infection, and fluid to go away.

Once your painful symptoms are gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth. The small opening is sealed with a permanent filling, and your root canal is complete.

That’s all there is to it! A root canal can relieve your tooth pain permanently, without you having to go through the trauma of losing a tooth. To find out more about how a root canal can help you and your smile, call Dr. Mohamed Waheed of Elite Dentistry in Addison IL at (630) 279-3333. Call today!

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