Burr Ridge area dentist describes the times when a root canal procedure is necessary
When patients hear about a root canal, they often think it would be a painful procedure. However, root canal therapy is not painful, it relieves the pain of an infected tooth for Burr Ridge area patients. Root canal therapy, or “endodontic therapy,” is done to eliminate the pain and to help patients keep their natural tooth when certain situations arise.
How is the root canal procedure performed?
A root canal procedure involves the removal of the dental pulp inside of the tooth. The dental pulp is a mass of tissues that include the blood supply and nerves. When they are affected, they can result in a toothache that can be resolved in one of two ways – root canal therapy or extraction.
When might a patient need root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is often done to keep the natural tooth structure when the dental pulp is affected. Common situations that may warrant root canal therapy include:
- An abscess
- Injury to the tooth
- An infection of the dental pulp
- An extremely large cavity
Which patients are candidates for root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy can be performed for patients of all ages to avoid having to remove the natural tooth. It can also eliminate the need for a denture, dental implant, or a dental bridge. Patients can determine if they may need this treatment by scheduling a consultation and initial evaluation with our dental team.
Make an appointment with Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC
Our biological dentist is here to help you today. Call 630 756-5844 to schedule an appointment. During the initial consultation and examination, patients can determine if they would benefit from a procedure such as root canal therapy to save a natural tooth. The practice is conveniently located in Burr Ridge, Illinois at 16 W. 289 83rd Street.