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What to Expect from Root Canal Treatment

Written By Cedar Creek Dental on January 10, 2022

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The mere thought of a root canal tends to fill many people with dread and apprehension. However, root canals are actually a very common dental procedure that are very uneventful. At Cedar Creek Dental, we choose to perform root canals in order to save a natural tooth and prevent you from needing an extraction or implant. 

Why would I need a root canal?

Your teeth are made up of several parts. The center of the tooth is known as the pulp. When bacteria reaches the pulp, it becomes inflamed and leads to debilitating pain. A root canal procedure involves removing the affected pulp so your tooth can begin the healing process. After your tooth successfully recovers, it can function exactly as it did before the infection.

What can I expect during root canal treatment?

Before beginning your root canal, your dentist will carefully ensure that you are totally numb before starting the procedure. Next, a dental dam, or protective sheet, will be placed over the tooth to isolate the area. Your dentist will remove the infected pulp, sterilize it, and fill the canals in the tooth. A dental crown is usually placed atop your affected tooth to protect it from further degeneration and provide additional stability. 

Why should I choose Cedar Creek Dental?

At Cedar Creek Dental, we emphasize your comfort and attention to detail. Your dentist will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that caters to your specific oral health needs. Our access to the latest technology allows us to give you the best experience possible. 

Schedule Root Canal Treatment

If you need a root canal, you can rely on Cedar Creek Dental in Highland, IL to provide expert care in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. To schedule an appointment, call (618) 654-4551 or send us a message at [email protected].

Posted In: Dentist Orthodontist Root Canal Treatment