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.
August 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals   toothache  

Root Canal DiagramMost people have heard all the jokes and horror stories about root canals, which in addition to being inaccurate can also prevent people from getting the dental care they need. In reality, root canals are much less invasive and traumatic than the myths would have you believe. They are also often the last resort available to save a badly damaged or decayed tooth (hint: extractions are much more intense - and obviously permanent - than root canal therapy). Dr. Frederic Mrugala, a dentist serving Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL, offers general and cosmetic dentistry services for every dental need.

Root Canal Therapy in Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL

In healthy teeth, the nerve endings, blood vessels, and root (known as the pulp) are insulated and well protected from bacteria and infection. But sometimes teeth become vulnerable to bacteria and infection either through trauma from an accident, fall, or sports injury, or from large and untreated cavities or structural fractures from previous dental work. When pulp tissue becomes inflamed or infected, it can be extremely painful and put the tooth and your oral health at risk. A root canal procedure cleans the tooth from the inside out, and removes any damaged tissue to bring the tooth back to health.

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

The irony is that despite its reputation, root canal therapy is not only not exceptionally painful, but it is actually a tool to relieve tooth pain. The procedure is fairly similar to getting a cavity filled in terms of the minimal discomfort and pressure you may feel while the dentist works. After applying local anesthesia, the dentist will drill a small hole to remove the damaged tissue and clean the tooth, after which it is sealed and protected with a dental crown.

Find a Dentist Westmont and Hickory Hills, IL

You don't have to let fear and anxiety interfere with your oral health. For more information about root canal therapy and how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mrugala by calling 630-963-8680 in Westmont or 708-598-8363 in Hickory Hills, IL.

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.