About Modern Root Canals
Painless Care When it Counts The Most
Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a process by which the diseased inner pulp of a tooth is removed to alleviate pain and prevent further decay or infection of the affected tooth. While patients with a decayed, broken, or infected tooth need a root canal, they can feel relieved knowing that this once scary sounding treatment is now pain free and will in 95% of cases protect the tooth before it decays enough to fall out.
What is a Root Canal?
Traditional science used to pull teeth that were infected, which leads often to further infection, decay, or gum disease. Now, what’s more common is that contemporary dentists will use root canal therapy that leaves patients feel anxious, in pain, or too worried to come in for treatment. But at Brett Blacher DDS, we prefer a more modern approach, where our patients are guided every step of the way to feel safe and secure through our gentle treatment process, so they can get the quality level of care they need without ever having to worry about their treatment.
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Your Root Canal Appointment
When your tooth is prepared and numbed for a root canal, the treatment can begin. A small hole is made in the tooth to locate the cause of infection inside the soft inner pulp of the tooth. The unhealthy nerve of the tooth is then extracted to remove the cause of pain, and the area is disinfected and then sealed with a rubberlike substance to support its natural structure. Some teeth, such as the back molars, may need a dental crown to seal the area. Once root canal therapy is finished, you may return to your daily activities quickly without having to change your dental routine. If you have a toothache or think you may need a root canal, don’t hesitate to ask us about how we can help by calling 630-916-0701.
After Your Root Canal Procedure
Caring for your teeth after a root canal treatment will not require drastic changes in a regular, healthy dental hygiene routine. By brushing twice a day and flossing regularly, your teeth and gums will benefit from the preventive steps you take at home. Especially after a tooth has been sealed by a dental crown or filling, it is recommended that your teeth not be used as “tools” to bite into hard or non-food materials or be used to open containers. Should your dental crown dislodge or shift in place, or your filling become cracked or broken, our staff has the tools and experience in restorative dentistry to help ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong years after root canal therapy.
“We provide the most conservative treatments possible to fix your dental problem and provide the best long term solution for your dental health and smile.”
At Brett Blacher DDS, dentistry isn’t just about repairing teeth--it’s about improving the long term health of every patient through care that is personal to each client. We talk to each patient as a person first, understanding their specific needs and helping them achieve a level of health they never thought was possible before, so they can enjoy their smiles for years to come with a dentist they can trust.
Dr. Brett Blacher
Give us a call Today.
From easing toothaches while they’re small, to giving you a call to check in after your smile makeover, your health is in good hands when you make an appointment at Brett Blacher DDS by calling 630-916-0701.