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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

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Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, consists of a set of procedures designed to treat soft pulp tissue. Contrary to what people think, a root canal treatment can be more comfortable than getting a filling. Just ask your Glenview, IL, dentists.

More About Root Canal Treatment

If the pulp, a tissue consisting of blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerve cells, in your tooth develops an infection or becomes inflamed, a root canal may be necessary. Symptoms of a root canal include pain, but sometimes the pain you can go away on its own.

Root Canal Procedure:

Your doctor will need to remove the pulp, disinfect the canal where the pulp and seal the area to prevent bacteria from entering.

If a root canal is necessary, it can be because of any of the following reasons:

  • Poor oral or dental regimen may lead to root canal treatment. Cavities are formed when a person eats sugary foods and doesn't brush or floss. The result is the accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that breaks down the enamel, the protective layer covering your teeth. This exposes the sensitive layers of the tooth which allows bacteria to infect your tooth's pulp.
  • Dental visits may not be fun, but they are crucial in identifying cavities, cracks, chips and other issues you need resolved. It's vital that you visit your Glenview dentist twice a year.
  • Cracks and chips can help bacteria infiltrate the enamel and infect the pulp. Trauma to your teeth may be due to several things, such as playing a sport and sustaining an injury or even a car accident.

If you have more questions regarding root canal treatment, just call your Glenview, IL, dentists Dr. Alexander Quezada and Dr. David B. Lewis, Jr. today!