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The phrase ‘root canal’ may scare a lot of people, but our dedicated staff here at Family Care Dental Group is here to put you and your family at ease. Root canals may be notorious for being painful or unpleasant, but they are necessary procedures that help salvage your natural teeth, remove infection, prevent the spread of further infection, and restores your overall dental and oral health. Plus, our West Ridge general dentists, Dr. Mark and Dr. Elia, are here to make sure that you are completely comfortable during your virtually pain-free root canal therapy.

Root Canal Infection West Ridge

Root Canal Infection West Ridge

While the procedure sounds nerve wracking, the presence of an actual root canal actually is, literally. Root canal therapy is needed when the root of the tooth becomes infected. This can be due to a cavity or inflammation, but in either case, requires the entire removal of the tooth’s root. Not only does this infection cause a significant amount of pain, but if left untreated it can affect your gums, jawbone and surrounding teeth. Regular dental visits can help your West Ridge general dentists detect the presence of any tooth decay before it gets serious. But sometimes root canals are still necessary, regardless of what dental hygiene methods you undertake, and should be addressed at the first signs of symptoms. Some symptoms may include severe toothache and headache, as well as prolonged sensitivity to hot and/or food and drink. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, then schedule an appointment here at Family Care Dental Group with either Dr. Mark or Dr. Elia as soon as possible. The sooner an infection is treated, the more likely the therapy will be successful and will successfully salvage the tooth.

During a root canal procedure, the inflamed pulp is removed as well as any infected surrounding tissue. Once this is done, the cavity left in the tooth is cleaned and rid of any inflamed tissue. The hole at the root of the tooth is then sealed to prevent further infection of the tooth and gums. A local anesthetic is applied, and other methods are available for patients who desire it. You never have to fear here at Family Care Dental Group. Our staff is committed to making sure that you and your family is comfortable during any procedure. Not only that, but our West Ridge general dentists are here to make sure that you get the dental care you need and deserve.

Root Canal Therapy West Ridge
3143 W Devon Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659
773-465-2922

Dentist West Ridge

Dentist West Ridge

The first goal we have here at Family Care Dental Group is prevention. We much prefer that you never experience tooth decay at all. Everything else we do at our West Ridge dental office is secondary to that. Tooth decay leads to cavities. Large cavities can lead to root canal infections and even to tooth extractions. Prevention eliminates all that unpleasantness and that is where dental sealants come in.

The first line of defense when it comes to prevention is you, of course. By eating a diet that is nutritious and limited in sugar and other substances that can cause tooth decay, you start off on the right foot. Thorough brushing and flossing daily is also extremely important. Most of the food particles, plaque, and bacteria that has managed to hide away between your teeth can be eliminated this way. And for good measure, your twice yearly visit to our West Ridge dental office for a complete exam, x-rays, and dental cleaning helps to stay on top of any tooth decay that has begun and to remove any of the food, plaque, and bacteria that have stubbornly avoided the work of your toothbrush and dental floss.

Dental Office West Ridge

Dental Office West Ridge

Dental sealant is yet another tool in the arsenal for prevention of tooth decay. It is a thin coating made of plastic that is painted onto the part of your teeth that does the chewing. Usually, it is done on the back teeth, bonding in to the depressions and grooves of your teeth. It then forms a barrier across your enamel that acts to keep tooth decay from getting through. If you are wondering why it might be necessary to use dental sealants when you already have such sterling oral hygiene habits, the answer is that the depressions and grooves where sealant is used are the parts of your teeth that are difficult to clean properly with brushing and flossing. By applying dental sealants, our West Ridge dental office can offer you an extra layer of protection so that food remnants and plaque cannot set about causing their mayhem and rotting your precious dental tissue.

The best news of all is that the process is not painful and only requires one visit to our West Ridge dental office to complete. The effects can last as long as 10 years and the benefits are undeniable.

West Ridge Dental Sealants
3143 W Devon Avenue
Chicago illinois 60659
773-465-2922