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Root Canal Therapy – Schaumburg, IL

Relieving Pain While Saving Teeth

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When you experience extreme pain or sensitivity in a tooth, chances are that you have an infection. In the past, this could only be dealt with by extracting your tooth, however root canal therapy in Schaumberg gives us another option. Now, we can get patients out of pain without creating a gap in their smile. Keep reading to see how we use root canal therapy to save our patients’ teeth and provide them with comfort.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

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Root canal therapy is an important treatment we provide to remove damaged, decayed, and infected parts of the tooth without completely extracting it. This is done by creating a small hole in the tooth to access the inner portion. The inside of your tooth contains a sensitive center called the dental pulp. This can become damaged or infected, causing extreme pain. Additionally, if left untreated, this infection can spread, leading to tooth loss and even more severe problems. Thankfully, root canal therapy can prevent these issues.

First, we will make a tiny hole in the tooth to access the inside of it. Then, we will remove any infection or decay. After, we’ll fill the tooth with gutta percha, a biocompatible material that helps strengthen the tooth. Once this is complete, a customized dental crown will be placed on top to preserve and protect your tooth for the future.

Who is a Candidate for Root Canal Therapy?

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You may need a root canal if you’re experiencing any of these common warning signs and symptoms:

  • Severe toothaches, especially when applying pressure or chewing
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling or tenderness in the gum tissue around a tooth
  • Grey or dark discoloration in a tooth
  • A strange pimple on the gum tissue near a tooth

Additionally, in some cases, patients who need root canal therapy may not notice any of these symptoms, which is why it’s important to visit our office for routine checkups and cleanings so we can prevent and detect infection before it gets more serious.

Why Root Canal Therapy is Necessary

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Nobody wants to hear that they need a root canal. In fact, this treatment gets a bad reputation for being painful. However, we ensure that you’re numb and comfortable before beginning, getting patients out of pain instead of putting them in it. While this procedure may not be at the top of your list, root canal therapy is one of the most important treatments we have to offer. Before root canals, the only option for dealing with an infected tooth was a complete extraction. However, root canal therapy allows us to keep your natural smile intact while providing relief.

Does it sound like you may need root canal therapy? Contact our office to save your tooth and relieve your pain.