Here are the main reasons someone might need a root canal.
Has our Elk Grove Village, IL, dentists told you that you have a tooth that needs a root canal? Does a family member need a root canal and you’re wondering what this procedure involves and why it’s being performed? Here are the warning signs that you might benefit from a root canal,
- A severe toothache that often gets worse when biting down or putting pressure on the tooth
- A darkening tooth (a tooth that suddenly turns grey is a sign of dying tissue inside the tooth)
- Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold, or sugar
- Swollen, tender gums around the tooth
- An abscess (a pimple on the gums and a sign of an infection)
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important that you don’t ignore them. Our Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights, Lakemoor or Hainesville, IL, dental team provides immediate treatment and care including root canals to those dealing with urgent dental concerns.
Of course, an infected dental pulp doesn’t always cause symptoms. This is why you should absolutely schedule regular checkups with your dentist every six months.
Why do I need a root canal?
One of the main reasons someone may need a root canal is severe decay that has broken through the hard, outer layers of the tooth and infected the inside of the tooth where the nerve is. Once the nerve is infected the only option is for our dental team to remove the infected tissue to prevent the infection from spreading further into the tooth or surrounding teeth and bones.
Another reason you might need a root canal is trauma to the tooth. When a tooth is cracked or broken it’s far easier for bacteria to enter the inside of the tooth, resulting in an infection and pain. In order to save the tooth, we will need to remove the infected nerve.
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.
Here in Lakemoor, Hainesville, Elk Grove Village and Arlington Heights, IL, our dentist is dedicated to providing you with the dental care you need, whether it’s a root canal or a simple dental cleaning. If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming root canal, don’t hesitate to give Lakemoor Dental a call at (815) 363-8888, (847) 986-6300, (847) 744-6240 or (847) 749-1780.