Many people have heard the term “root canal” at some point in time, but not everyone understands why this treatment is needed. Root canals help stop severe oral infections that have damaged the blood vessels and nerves of your tooth. Through root canal therapy, Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin can save your tooth by having the pulp removed. Otherwise, your entire tooth may have to be removed. At Total Health Dental, we offer root canal therapy to our patients in Aurora, Illinois, and nearby communities.
Root canals help repair and restore severely decayed teeth to avoid extraction. In order to save your tooth, the infected pulp has to be removed along with the diseased blood vessels, tissues, and nerves. Once the pulp is removed, Dr. Mohsinuddin will cleanse and disinfect your tooth chamber and canals to keep harmful bacteria from spreading to nearby healthy teeth. We’ll then seal your tooth with gutta-percha material to protect it from future infection. Lastly, we’ll crown your tooth to strengthen its weakened structure and restore its usefulness. Depending on the severity of your infection, the process may take an hour to complete. Root canals are performed under local anesthesia to keep you from feeling any discomfort during treatment.
Decayed teeth cannot repair themselves – they need to be treated. Once decay has reached the pulp of a tooth, the only way to stop the infection is through root canal therapy. By choosing root canal treatment, you can save natural teeth to preserve the beauty of your smile. Root canals: