There are times in which one of our patients in the South Holland area may need to undergo a procedure known as a root canal. Also known as endodontic therapy, root canals are common treatments that are done to save a natural tooth. This is performed by a dedicated dentist who has the experience to provide quality care and ensure that the tooth is successfully restored.

There are many reasons a patient may need to have root canal therapy. It may be from the development of an abscess on the tooth, or an area of tooth decay that has become deep and infected the inner portion of the tooth. Root canal therapy may also be required if the dental pulp inside of the tooth becomes inflamed from periodontal disease or trauma. Whatever the reason, Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® can help.

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Dr. Dean Dietrich encourages patients to consider the benefits of root canal therapy before deciding to have the affected tooth extracted. Extraction not only eliminates a permanent part of the smile, but then comes with the time and costs associated with restoring the smile with a denture, dental implant, or dental bridge. Instead, the primary benefit of root canal therapy is the ability to maintain the natural tooth structure. The procedure removes the inflamed or infected tissues from inside the tooth. Then the now cleaned inner portion of the tooth is sealed off. Then a filling is placed and often Dr. Dean Dietrich will fabricate a dental crown to cover all the sides of the exposed tooth to give it another layer of protection.

If you believe you need the benefits of root canal therapy, now is the perfect time to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental®. Our professional team works closely with individuals to help them decide if endodontic treatment is needed to help in maintaining the health and wellness of their smiles. Contact us today to schedule your visit and find out if root canal therapy is appropriate for you.

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