Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, helps protect and preserve your smile. Despite the rumors you may have heard, a root canal is a safe and comfortable procedure. In today’s blog, your Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Maria Loukas and Dr. Thanasi Loukas, use a fun quiz to discuss the importance of root canal therapy.
1. True or False: An infected tooth may eventually require extraction.
2. True or False: Root canal therapy addresses infected or abscessed teeth.
3. True or False: A crown may be placed to restore the tooth following endodontic treatment.
4. True or False: Drs. Maria and Thanasi Loukas offer the latest in endodontic technology.
1. True. Whether due to injury or advanced tooth decay, when bacteria reach the inner pulp, an infection begins. Without treatment, the infection may cause the pulp to die, effectively killing the tooth. The tooth will then require extraction to prevent the infection from spreading.
2. True. During a root canal, the tooth will be opened and the infected tissue removed. Filling will be placed into the tooth after the canals have been properly sterilized.
3. True. The crown will cover the visible portion of the tooth, preventing further infection and preserving the remaining tooth structure. Crowns are custom-made to ensure an esthetically pleasing restoration.
4. True. Drs. Maria and Thanasi Loukas now offer Rotary Endo. This machine quickly sterilizes the tooth and places filling material. In some cases, Rotary Endo allows a root canal to be completed in a single visit.
Schedule a Visit with Your Park Ridge General Dentists
Do you have any more questions about root canal therapy? Then talk to your Park Ridge general dentists today. Dr. Maria or Thanasi Loukas will diagnose the cause and severity of your dental discomfort. If necessary, they will perform a root canal therapy to restore your tooth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Maria and Dr. Thanasi Loukas by calling your Park Ridge general dentists’ office at (847) 696-1919. Located in the 60068 area, we proudly serve patients from Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities.