A root canal is a type of procedure which sounds a lot more daunting than it really is. If a tooth has become infected, the portion of the nerve which is damaged needs to be removed before the damage spreads to the tooth. An infection which is not dealt with properly can lead to a serious problem, including bone loss.
The dental specialty which deals with the sensitive and damaged nerves of the teeth is called endodontics. At Ginger Creek Dental, our Glen Carbon root canal doctors can examine your teeth and if we determine that you are in need of treatment, take care of your root canal procedure.
A few of the common benefits you may enjoy after a root canal include:
- Chewing is easier
- Biting force is returned to normal
- Sensation is returned to normal
- Your other teeth are protected
- You can return to eating normally
- You can protect your teeth from being removed
Contact us today to learn more about how our Glen Carbon dentists can help.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Are you having difficulty chewing because of pain in your teeth? It can be difficult to determine if the tooth pain you are experiencing is because of a cavity, something stuck in your teeth, periodontal disease, or an infected root in your tooth. It cannot be overstated how important it is that you do not ignore any type of pain and visit a dentist right away.
If you are concerned from what you have heard in the past or a lack of information, a dentist from our practice can help you to understand the root canal process and what to expect. With 15 years in practice, we are very experienced in the field of endodontics and are here to help you get through root canal treatment with as little pain and discomfort as possible.
To schedule an appointment, call us now at (618) 692-1110.