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.
I remember root canals back in the day: the technique was not so advanced and they were all done by hand filing and the materials we used were primitive. Now, because of the rotary instruments, now this technology has improved so much, it has expedited the process. It is expedited because we can now do root canals in just one visit. Previously, it used to take a dentist two or three different visits to do a root canal. It can be all done in one visit by using the highly sophisticated instrumentation we have, using the rotary instruments and making the procedure completely painless because of the numbing technique we use. I have patients who sleep through the procedure of a root canal and they tell me, “I can't believe it. People told me that this was going to be very, very painful, and it's not.”
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.
The root canal process?
I had a damaged tooth that was going to be a crown, and then while we were beginning that procedure, we determined—or they determined, that I would also need a root canal, so I had that procedure done. Then I had to go back in for the crown, which is what I had done yesterday. After getting that placed, literally, like I said, I was able to in an hour later have dinner, and then today chew on the right side of my mouth which typically I tried not to do, because like I said, it was somewhat annoying. Now that's pretty much gone.
I can say that again: it was painless. Everybody I've interacted with from the front desk staff to the person that cleaned my teeth to the people that assisted Dr. Brar and obviously Dr. Brar himself have been extremely professional, easy to work with, easy to deal with. They try to get to know me, ask me, and obviously say, “Hey, if there's anything that we can do to make your visit more comfortable, or if there's any issues, feel free to let us know during the process.”
Like I said, obviously they kept me informed as far as what we were doing, what we could expect to do, so everything that I've experienced would certainly lead me to recommend to any of my friends or family or anybody that I know to any of their locations and to see Dr. Brar. It's been really as pain free as I could imagine the experience being, coming and dealing with Dr. Brar and his staff.
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.
Pain-free root canals
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.