Enjoy affordable, painless, even boring, root canal treatment in Dolton

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We see it over and over again. Patients visit us who are in pain. Maybe they haven’t slept well for days. They can’t focus on work or their families, because of that aching tooth! Sometimes, their cheeks are swollen like a chipmunk’s! But, when they leave us, they are feeling and looking more like themselves, with relief from pain, thanks to the procedure the media would have them believe is something to fear: root canal therapy. This common dental procedure is (unfairly) associated with pain. Root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain; it’s used to resolve deep infections whose symptoms may … Continue reading

Dolton dentist explains root canal treatment

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Many people may associate the words root canal with pain or discomfort, when actually the underlying problem is what causes pain. Root canal treatment can relieve pain and save a patient’s tooth. Damage to the nerve and pulp within a tooth can be caused by serious decay, trauma to the face or mouth, frequent dental work in the same tooth, breakage, or large fillings. When any of these conditions lead to irritation, inflammation, or infection, a root canal may be recommended. At Pleasant Dental®, serving Dolton, Riverdale, Chicago, and nearby Illinois communities, our founder and medical director, Dr. Dean Dietrich … Continue reading


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