Root Canal

A root canal treatment is an essential endodontic procedure that serves as a lifeline for severely damaged or infected teeth. At Arden Dental Center, we understand the significance of this intricate process in restoring dental health and relieving excruciating pain. The term "root canal" may evoke anxiety, but it simply involves addressing problematic issues within the tooth's structure to save it from extraction.

Often caused by enamel breakages or cracks, root canal infections can wreak havoc on oral health if left untreated. With our expertise and advanced techniques, we meticulously remove the damaged portions of the tooth while ensuring utmost care and precision in cleaning and disinfecting the affected canal. Finally, we skillfully fill and seal the restored area to prevent further infection or complications.

Trust us at Arden Dental Center to provide precise root canal treatments that will give your smile a new lease on life.

What Does A Root Canal Treatment Address?

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When bacteria penetrate deep into the tooth through cavities or cracks, they can cause infection in the pulp chamber. A root canal primarily treats infected or decayed pulp within the tooth.

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Severe toothaches often result from inflamed or infected pulp. By performing a root canal and removing the damaged tissue causing the ache, our dentist aims can alleviate this discomfort.

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An untreated infection may spread into nearby tissues, forming an abscess or pus-filled sac at the tip of the roots. Root canal therapy aims to eliminate the infection and prevent further damage.

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Heightened sensitivity to temperature changes in teeth might indicate underlying issues in their internal structures. Conducting a root canal helps address this problem.

Steps Involved In A Root Canal Procedure

A root canal procedure is a dental treatment performed to save a severely infected or damaged tooth from extraction. It involves several meticulous steps, each crucial for the success of the procedure.

Initial Examination

The dentist will begin by conducting a thorough examination using X-rays to assess the condition of the affected tooth and surrounding tissues.


Once it is determined that a root canal is needed, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area. This ensures that the patient remains comfortable.


To maintain optimal cleanliness and prevent contamination during the procedure, a rubber dam will be placed over the patient's teeth, isolating only the tooth being treated.

Accessing the Pulp Chamber

Next, the dentist will create an access point into the pulp chamber of the affected tooth through which all of the infected tissue will be removed.

Removal of Infected Tissue

Specialized instruments called endodontic files will be used to thoroughly clean out all infected dental pulp from within the tooth's roots and canals.


Throughout the procedure, a sterile solution (usually sodium hypochlorite) will be used as an irrigant to flush out debris and disinfect the canals thoroughly.

Filling and Sealing

Once cleaned and shaped properly, the root canals will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to prevent reinfection from occurring in the future.

Restoring the Tooth Structure

After completing a root canal procedure, the structural integrity of the tooth is typically restored by placing either a dental crown or filling over it.

To discuss your endodontic concerns or if you need more information, visit Arden Dental Center at 531 E Roosevelt Road, Suite 100, Wheaton, IL 60187, call us today at (630) 529-0303, or schedule an appointment online.


531 E Roosevelt Road, Suite 100,
Wheaton, IL 60187

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