A hurting tooth may be a sign of infection. If you have a diseased tooth, Orland Park root canals from Dr. Robert Marshall or Dr. Jasek will:
- Stop the pain from your diseased or damaged tooth
- Make biting and chewing easier again
- Prevent your tooth from needing an extraction
- Prepare your tooth for long-lasting repair with a crown
Call Smiles of Orland Park today at 708-858-9591 to schedule your appointment. You’ll find our friendly office at 7630 159th St., just a few blocks from Helen Keller Elementary.
Put an End to Dental Pain & Feel Better
The negative image surrounding root canals is actually undeserved. Contrary to what most people believe, a root canal procedure is actually designed to relieve your pain, not cause you more discomfort. Especially in the capable hands of Drs. Marshall and Jasek, root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a tooth filled. In fact, you will actually feel much better after your root treatment than you did before!
Root canal therapy is usually required when the soft inner part of the tooth (known as the pulp) becomes infected. Untreated cavities or tooth damage can allow bacteria to eventually reach the pulp, causing you a great deal of pain.
Rather than extracting the infected tooth, in most cases a root canal allows us to save the tooth, helping you avoid problems like teeth shifting and bone loss that can occur with missing teeth. Your pain will be gone, but your tooth will remain in place.
To begin your procedure, we will first numb the area using The Wand®, a painless, syringe-free anesthesia system. The root canal procedure itself involves removing the diseased pulp within the tooth, then sanitizing the tooth and sealing the interior with a special rubber-like material.
The best way to complete your root canal repair is with a new crown, custom-made by our lab partner. A crown will further protect the tooth, strengthen it, and restore virtually all your biting and chewing capacity.
Keep These Postoperative Instructions in Mind
Most discomfort will occur in the first 24 to 48 hours after your root canal treatment. We recommend that you take an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) for the first two days. If you are unable to take ibuprofen, then you may substitute with Tylenol Extra Strength.
Be sure to call us if you have any concerns or notice any unusual symptoms. Take all medications exactly as prescribed, even if your pain and swelling have gone away. Keep all postoperative follow-up appointments as recommended.