Elk Grove Smile Center

What You Should Know About Root Canals

August 1, 2020
Posted By: Elk Grove Smile Center

Root canal therapy allows Dr. Vishal Advani to save a tooth and (hopefully) avoid a dental extraction. At Elk Grove Smile Center, root canals are incredibly important in maintaining your oral health. We do our best to save an existing tooth, which is why we may recommend a root canal.

The Untrue Myth About Root Canals

The myth that surrounds root canals is that the treatment will be excruciating, but through modern dental equipment and technology, we can make root canals a mostly pain-free process. In fact, many patients liken the experience to having a cavity filled. 

Patient education is a significant part of our dentistry; we encourage our patients to be active participants in their dentistry. If we recommend a root canal, Dr. Advani will explain the procedure and make sure that patients are comfortable with the process. 

While most patients experience a pain-free root canal experience when they have a root canal performed at Elk Grove Smile Center, it's essential to understand the benefits before deciding whether or not it's right for you. Often, by the time patients come to us about pain, the infection has spread to the tooth. Dr. Advani will be able to diagnose if the pulp of the tooth has decay or disease. 

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canals mean that your Elk Grove Village dentist has diagnosed infection or decay within the tooth. We remove any inflammation or infection and disinfect the tooth. 

Dr. Advani fills the tooth and seals it with a special dental material called gutta-percha. Often, we may recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and allow patients to eat without issues. 

We perform the entire procedure using local anesthesia to make sure patients are always comfortable and relaxed. 

Root canals aren't scary! Often, they eliminate and reduce any pain patients might have. 

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?

We can help! Dental pain can be severe, but there's no reason to live through pain or discomfort. At Elk Grove Smile Center, we can help you manage any pain with dental procedures. Do not hesitate to call us if something doesn't feel right.