Endodontics in Olympia Fields, IL
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If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, it could be a sign of tooth damage requiring a visit to our specialists at The Center For Dental Excellence. Additionally, if you have been involved in an accident and received facial trauma and/or there is swelling around the teeth, gums, or your face, it’s important to visit us as soon as possible — our experienced team can help. Endodontics in Olympia Fields, IL, includes root canals and the treatment of tooth pain focused on salvaging your natural teeth.
What Are Root Canals?
A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The surgery involves gently removing the nerve and pulp in order to prevent further damage to the surrounding tissues, teeth and gum. Even though endodontics is often referred to as a root canal, the root itself does not get removed. Only the soft tissue from inside the structure is removed to eliminate the infection. If your tooth has experienced minimal decay, then a small filling may be the required treatment. However, if the tooth decay is severe, then root canal therapy will be required for restoration.
Symptoms & Causes of Infected Pulp
- A cracked or broken tooth
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
What Is A Root Canal Like?
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile in one to three visits! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, please don’t hesitate to speak to us! Our root canal specialists always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free. Your health and happiness are our top priorities.