Westmont, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
6418 S. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 963-8680
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Hickory Hills, IL Dentist
Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
9525 S. 79th Avenue
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
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By Frederic Mrugala, D.D.S.
June 29, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals   tooth pain   toothache  

If you’re like most people, a root canal probably isn’t near the top of your to-do list. But here's the truth about root canals: not only aretoothache they not as bad as you’ve heard, but they can bring a huge amount of relief to a troublesome tooth. Your Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL dentist, Dr. Frederic Mrugala, wants you to know that if you have a tooth that becomes painful and inflamed over and over again, a root canal could solve the cause of the recurrent infection.

Root Canals Can Solve Toothaches for Good

If you have a problem tooth that won’t get better no matter what you do, it’s possible that the pulp itself is damaged. The pulp is the living inner tissue of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. When these tissues become infected, it can cause severe or recurrent pain in your tooth, jaw or head. Removing these damaged tissues is often the simplest way to put an end to your problem.

How Does a Root Canal Work?

A root canal has three basic steps:

  1. Creating a small hole in the outer tooth
  2. Removing infected tissue from the inner chambers and sanitizing them
  3. Sealing the tooth with a filling and/or crown

The removal of damaged tissue gets rid of the infection at its source, and the crown seals off the tooth for extra protection against future damage.

As always, appropriate anesthesia will be used during your root canal. Most people find them to be no more difficult than a standard filling, so don't let fear of root canals stop you from getting the relief you deserve.

Westmont and Hickory Hills Dentist

If you have a tooth that seems to need a little extra care, ask Dr. Mrugala if a root canal could solve your problem. Our caring dental professionals will evaluate your dental health to help you get out of pain as quickly as possible. For root canals in Westmont, IL call (630) 963-8680, and in Hickory Hills, IL call (708) 598-8363 or request your appointment now.