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  • Relieve tooth pain
  • Remove infection in and around the damaged tooth
  • Restore function to the affected tooth
  • Avoid tooth extraction
  • Protect your smile!

Root canals have a reputation for being one of life’s most unpleasant experiences, but at Carmi Family Dental in Carmi, IL, we know that this procedure relieves pain and involves little (if any!) discomfort, thanks to modern anesthesia.

Why might someone need a root canal?

A procedure that dentists use to save a severely damaged tooth, root canals relieve the pain that’s caused by an infected tooth.

Each tooth has root canals with soft pulp tissue that consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. When infection and inflammation develop here, patients often experience tooth sensitivity or intense pain. If left untreated, the pain may disappear as the nerves die, but the infection remains and eventually the tooth will need to be removed.

How can a root canal help?

By removing the infected pulp that's causing inflammation and pain, patients can not only maintain their smile and get back to enjoying life, they can also avoid the need to extract a tooth that's experienced significant decay or infection.

How long will a root canal last?

With diligent oral hygiene that includes brushing twice and flossing once daily along with bi-annual visits to our office, a tooth treated with root canal therapy can last a lifetime.

Curious about whether this treatment is an option for you? Call us today!