Dental trauma or severe tooth decay can lead to infection and inflammation of the pulp tissue inside the tooth, which usually causes moderate-to-severe pain and puts the tooth at risk for permanent damage. Furthermore, without treatment, the infection will get worse and you may eventually lose the tooth. Fortunately, root canal therapy is available to relieve your symptoms, save your tooth, and prevent the need for more invasive and expensive dental treatments in the future. The dentists at Lakemoor Dental offer a range of general and cosmetic dentistry services in Elk Grove Village, Lakemoor, Hainesville, and Downtown Arlington Heights, IL.
Root Canal Therapy in Elk Grove Village, Lakemoor, Hainesville, and Downtown Arlington Heights, IL
You will need a dental exam to determine if a root canal is necessary, but some of the most common signs and symptoms that you should watch out for include:
- Pain especially when biting down or applying pressure to the tooth
- Dark brown spots on the tooth
- Ongoing sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling and tenderness of the gum tissue around the infected tooth
- Signs of infection like pus around the tooth
If the dentist recommends root canal therapy, you can rest assured that the procedure is not nearly as painful or traumatic as many people believe. In fact, a root canal is very similar to the process of getting a standard filling for a cavity. You will receive local anesthesia, ensuring that you are comfortable while the dentist removes the damaged pulp. Following this removal, the tooth is then cleaned and sealed—good as new!
If you are experiencing any symptoms like pain or signs of an infection, don't wait to call the dentist for an appointment, as putting off treatment will only make things worse.
Find a Dentist in Elk Grove Village, Lakemoor, Hainesville, or Downtown Arlington Heights, IL
Dr, Ryan and Lakemoor Family Dental and Endodontics provide the best Endodontic care Near You in McHenry, Grayslake, Wauconda, Round Lake, Lakemoor, Hainesville, Elk Grove Village, Roselle, Schaumburg, Bloomingdale, Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights, Palatine, Rolling Meadows Illinois.
Don't let a hesitation of root canal therapy and dental treatment get in the way of your oral health. For more information about root canal therapy and our dentistry services, contact Lakemoor Dental by calling (815) 363-8888 for Lakemoor, (847) 986-6300 for Hainesville, and 847-744-6240 for Elk Grove Village and Downtown Arlington Heights.