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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 anesthetics.

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, tooth sensitivity or intense pain can occur. If left untreated, the pain may disappear as the nerves die, but the infection remains and require the tooth to be removed.

How can a root canal help?

Following the administration of anesthesia, your dentist will remove infected pulp before cleaning and disinfecting the inner core of the tooth. It will then be filled and sealed with a rubber-like material, and a filling or crown will be applied to the tooth, allowing for pain-free biting and chewing.

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!