Root Canal Therapy in Crown Point IN
Today, with a special dental procedure
called root canal therapy you may save infected teeth that may
at one time only have been pulled. With the most modern equipment
available, Van Buskirk & Krischke DDS, LLC have taken root
canal therapy (that usually entails 1 to 3 visits) to a same day
service in most cases. Our patient’s comfort is our main
concern. Post-operatively, most patients experience little or
no discomfort after root canal therapy.
Inside each tooth is
the pulp which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth, it
runs like a thread down through the root. When the pulp is diseased
or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don't remove it, your
tooth gets infected and you could lose it. After the infected
pulp is removed, the pulp chamber is cleaned and sealed off to
protect it. Then a crown is placed over the tooth to help make
it stronger and prevent it from fracturing.
Left without treatment,
pus builds up at the root tip, in the jawbone, forming a "pus-pocket"
called an abscess. An abscess can cause damage to the bone around
the teeth, swelling, extreme pain and possibly serious illness.
Your root canal treated
tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your
teeth and gums. However, regular checkups are necessary. Our hygienists
monitor the restored teeth annually with an x-ray as suggested
by the American Dental Association.