What is a root canal?

If there is severe decay in your tooth, the dental pulp may be infected and you will need a root canal. Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure that is used to save a tooth with advanced stages of decay. During root canal therapy, the infected dental pulp inside the tooth is removed and the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and filled with a medicated material to help restore the health of the tooth. After a root canal, the tooth is restored with a filling or crown.

Will root canal therapy hurt?

Despite what you may hear, root canal treatment is very similar to a standard filling thanks to modern technology. The discomfort is typically minimal during the procedure, and the pain relief after treatment is significant and immediate.

How will root canal therapy benefit me?

A root canal in Merrillville, Indiana can save your natural teeth. This is beneficial because it will prevent the need for more costly procedures in the future. Preserving your natural teeth will help to keep your smile beautiful and functional. As a result of the pain relief, you will be able to chew normally and with more force. If you have questions about the root canal therapy Dr. Derek M. Stephens provides, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with our skilled dentist, we invite you to contact our helpful dental team at Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center.

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