Saturday, January 21, 2012

Root canals Crystal Lake Dentist

Root Canal

The term “root canal” is not normally associated with peaceful and contended images. In reality, a root canal involves little to no discomfort. A root canal is done on a tooth with a diseased nerve and save a tooth along with your smile

The Cause of an injured pulp

Injured pulp

At the core of each tooth is the pulp, where your teeth’s nerves are placed. When the pulp is injured or unhealthy, the tooth can die causing you pain and swelling. The most common causes of an unhealthy pulp are cracking of the teeth or a deep cavity.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root Canal Procedure

With a root canal procedure, the dentist can remove the pulp and can clean the inner part of the tooth and then seal it off to prevent further damage. A crown placed over the tooth is used to further reinforce it. 

The future or the Tooth with a Root Canal

A beautiful Restored Smile

If the tooth is well taken care of, it should last the rest of your life without further procedures. Generally speaking a root canal is a simple procedure that can be done in just one or two visits without the slightest need to be nervous. In the end you are able to keep your tooth and restore your dazzling smile.

Dr. Neal answers all of your questions about root canals at Crystal Lake Dental Associates.


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Born in the Midwest. Married with 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Attended Maine West High School, Harper Jr College, Northern Illinois University, the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Practice in Crystal Lake, Illinois.