At the practice of Dr. Dean Dietrich in the Dolton, IL area, many patients may find out that they need root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a procedure that is performed by a dentist who wants to help maintain the structure of a natural tooth and avoid extraction. There are many reasons a patient may need to undergo root canal therapy. They may have had trauma to the tooth that has affected the dental pulp, causing pain. They may be experiencing a deep cavity or infection within the tooth that is resulting in discomfort. A toothache is often a sign of a problem and must be evaluated by a quality dentist to determine the best treatment option.

Dr. Dean Dietrich of Pleasant Dental® is a dentist who can diagnose a problem, provide treatment, and restore the smile with endodontic therapy. The procedure is done in his practice under appropriate sedation and anesthetics for optimum comfort, though many patients associate root canals with pain. This is never the case; we want to make sure our patients are comfortable before, during, and after their procedure. This is a common fear of many patients, but they are assured in our practice that they will be comfortable.

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In fact in our office root canal therapy is easily the procedure that more patients fall asleep during than anything else we do. Generally the treatment is comfortable if only somewhat tedious. Vibrations on the tooth is about all you typically experience.

Shortly after the root canal therapy, patients often have their tooth prepped and impressions made to fabricate a dental crown for placement over the top. This provides an extra layer of protection for the tooth that may be weakened due to the damage that caused the need for the root canal treatment.

If you are in the Dolton, IL area and are interested in finding out more about the advantages of root canal therapy, Dr. Dean Dietrich is here to provide more information. Contact Pleasant Dental® today to book a consultation visit.

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