The goal is always to maintain our own natural teeth whenever possible. After all, nothing will feel or look as good as our very own teeth. By keeping up with good oral hygiene and regularly visiting the Palatine, IL, dental practice of Dr. Herman Salzberg, you can preserve your beautiful smile.
Of course, there are times when bacteria, infection, or physical damage impacts the overall health of a tooth, as well. When these maladies affect the dental pulp (i.e. the nerves and tissues within the tooth structure), root canal therapy from our Palatine office is needed to treat the problem—read on to learn why.
What is the purpose of a root canal?
Once the dental pulp has become infected, the only way to prevent the bacteria from spreading further into the tooth and tooth roots is to perform a root canal. During root canal therapy, our dentist will go inside the tooth to carefully remove the dental pulp and clean out the inside of the tooth to eliminate the infection. Afterward, the tooth roots and the inside of the tooth will be sealed up with a special material to prevent re-infection. After treatment, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to preserve and strengthen it.
What are the benefits of a root canal?
A root canal is a minimally invasive procedure that is really no more in-depth than the procedure performed to fill a tooth after a cavity. This procedure is performed right here in our office under local anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing. Furthermore, root canal therapy will remove the toothache caused by the infected pulp, often offering immediate relief!
Interested? Give us a call
If you are dealing with a toothache or sudden tooth sensitivity, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Salzberg to find out whether you might need treatment. Call our office in Palatine, IL, today at (847) 359-6766 to schedule an appointment with your dentist!