Root Canal Treatment
Do you have dental pain and you don’t know why? Are you dealing with a painful abscess and need to get it cleared up? Dr. Brar in South Elgin, IL can help. Root canals treatment can take away your pain and restore your tooth to a usable condition.
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure we use to remove a damaged or infected tooth nerve from the inside of your tooth. The root canal process will save the life of your tooth. If the damaged material is allowed to remain, you run the risk of developing a severe infection and even an abscess. These infections can damage not only your other teeth but the underlying bone as well.
What Is The Root Canal Process?
Before the procedure starts, we will numb your tooth. Once the numbing agent has taken effect, we will create a small hole in your tooth. The nerve is removed through this hole, as well as the pulp that surrounds your nerve. Once the inner chamber is clear of all infected or damaged material, we will flush it with a salt-water mix and fill it with a substance called gutta-percha. Gutta-percha is a lot like the pulp that was removed and will fill the void inside your tooth. From there, we will seal your tooth with a filling or dental crown to prevent any further damage inside your tooth.
Are Root Canals Painful?
The quick answer is no. Root canals are not painful at our office. They are comparable to a dental filling, and that is if the nerve is still functioning. Many times, the nerve is so damaged you don’t feel anything at all. In order to be sure that you are comfortable, we use a local anesthetic and have dental sedation options available to help you stay calm and pain-free. We are a skilled group of dental professionals that will take wonderful care of you and your smile.