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Benefits Of A Root Canal Treatment

Published on September 20th, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments are virtually painless, leaving you with less discomfort during recovery than if you had the natural tooth extracted. Our Chicago dentists are ready to help you feel some relief after your root canal.

The Process

A root canal treatment consists of removing the inflamed or infected pulp and cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth. Once this is complete, the tooth is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called “gutta-percha.” Lastly, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling to add protection, allowing the tooth to function like any other one.

The Advantages

While there are many reasons to receive a root canal treatment, it’s also important to know why saving the natural tooth is the smarter choice versus extracting it. Some benefits to getting a root canal treatment include:

  • Pain-Free Procedure: The treatment is painless due to modern techniques and effective anesthesia. Patients who receive a root canal are six times more likely to describe it as painless than those who have their tooth extracted.
  • Efficient And Cost-Effective: Most dental insurance plans cover the root canal treatment. It also takes less time and is more efficient than a tooth extraction that requires follow-up appointments and other cosmetic procedures.
  • Appealing Results: Your results will be visually appealing as crowns function and look like natural teeth. We can improve your smile and boost your self-confidence after the root canal treatment is finished.

Contact Us

If you want to learn more about the root canal treatment and if you are a candidate for one, contact our Chicago dentists today and we will be happy to walk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

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Chicago, IL 60605
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