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Root Canals Overview

June 27, 2016

Filed under: General Dentistry,Restorative Dentistry,Root Canals — Tags: — atriumfamily @ 12:00 pm

If you ask any dentist to name a treatment that patients fear and which they should, instead, appreciate and be glad to have available, most would name root canals. How often do we answer a question about an unpleasant task with something like “I’d rather have a root canal?” Yet, root canals are a remarkable procedure that patients of Atrium Family Dental in New Lenox, IL can count on when suffering serious dental decay.

Why Is A Crown Important After a Root Canal?

December 5, 2014

Filed under: Dental Crown,Restorative Dentistry,Root Canals — atriumfamily @ 1:56 am

First to makes sure we are on the same page, we should explain what a root canal is and why it is done. When the root canal of a tooth becomes infected, it can lead to serious dental problems, including bone and tooth loss. In order to treat deep infections within a tooth, root canal therapy may be required. This treatment can save a tooth from extraction, but it can’t preserve tissue that has already been lost to decay.

  • Similar to a cavity filling procedure, tissue is removed from the tooth. This requires the removal of any diseased tissue within and around the cavity. Once a cavity has reached the roots of a tooth, it has usually compromised a relatively large portion of the tooth.
  • Once the dentist has access to the tooth’s roots, the infected dental pulp is removed and the roots are treated with antibiotics.


Getting to The Root of the Problem: What is Root Canal Therapy?

July 26, 2012

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry,Root Canals — Tags: , — atriumfamily @ 3:00 am

Have you been told that you require root canal therapy? It’s important to understand what root canal therapy involves so you don’t feel uncomfortable when you come to Atrium Family Dental, your New Lenox dentist, for the actual procedure. Stress can make your experience at the dentist far more difficult than it actually has to be.

What is a Root Canal?

The Root Canal is the name for the space within the root of the tooth, it is a hollow area that contains soft tissues (the pulp and nerves). The number of these hollow canals (one to four) in a tooth depend on the type of tooth and the pulp nourishes and hydrates the tooth.