When a tooth is severely damaged due to decay or trauma, the tooth’s pulp (center of the tooth) can become exposed leaving it susceptible to contamination or infection.
Root canal therapy removes the infected, dead tissue from inside a damaged tooth and restores the disinfected tooth with dental sealant to prevent further complications. In many cases, a dental crown is placed over the treated tooth to strengthen and protect it against further decay, damage or infection.
Root canal symptoms may consist of pain while chewing, sensitivity, tooth discoloration, inflammation, and/or severe toothache.
At Ace Dental Center in Chicago, Lombard, Hoffman Estates, Rockford IL, we provide gentle, pain-free root canal treatment and also offer sedation dentistry for apprehensive patients. We also regularly provide emergency root canal treatment for patients in need of immediate root canal pain relief.
Root canal recovery may consist of some slight sensitivity directly following your root canal procedure. Your dentist may recommend an over-the-counter pain medication to help ease any temporary discomfort.
Root canal cost may vary depending on the number of canals being treated. In many cases, dental insurance companies cover root canal cost. For more information about root canal treatment or to book your appointment, call (630) 613-8942 today.