Root canal therapy is a very common endodontic procedure that is performed on more than 14 million Americans every year. This reparative treatment can save an injured, decayed or diseased tooth and prevent the need for a dental prosthetic.
The pulp is housed in the center of your teeth. It consists of a collection of nerves and blood vessels that nourish the surrounding tooth. An infection that reaches deep inside the pulp may cause by severe decay, trauma, chips or cracks, or multiple dental procedures. Swelling, visible damage, sensitivity or pain in the tooth or soft tissue are signs of infection.
If you have suffered from any of these symptoms, your dentist in Oswego, IL will likely suggest root canal therapy to remove the diseased pulp. During the procedure, your root canal dentist will extract the injured pulp, then thoroughly clean, disinfect, and seal the entire area. Treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia and may require one or more visits to complete the process.
If your impaired tooth cannot be restored with root canal therapy, or if the likelihood of a favorable outcome is poor, Dr. Bhojani will discuss the situation with you during your consultation.
After root canal therapy in Oswego, IL you will be able to drive yourself home and will probably be comfortable enough to resume your normal routine.
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