Root Canal in Hoffman Estates
A root canal is a procedure specifically designed to save you from losing a tooth. Our teeth are comprised of certain parts, one of them being the pulp. A tooth’s pulp is where the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue are housed. When this area becomes inflamed or infected, then a root canal is necessary to prevent further damage to that tooth or adjacent teeth. Failure to have a root canal performed will result in pain and eventual loss of that tooth.
How Do I Know If I Might Need a Root Canal?
When your pulp becomes inflamed or infected, you will begin to feel symptoms that prompt you to take action.
These are pretty common, but certain toothaches point to the possibility of an inflamed/infected pulp. If you experience constant, persistent pain that lingers for days, then it is cause for concern.
If you see a bump near the top part of a tooth and/or pus present in the mouth, then there is a good chance a root canal will be required.
Extreme pain to hot and cold foods is a good indicator.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canals are often a two-appointment procedure, with the first appointment taking up to an hour to perform. The second appointment is for a dental crown since most of your tooth with be lost during the process and must be capped with a crown to restore its appearance.
If you notice a recurring pain that doesn’t seem to halt, then contact our dentist immediately. It is always better to save a tooth than to have it extracted and replaced.
Feel free to call our office at (847)490-8708 to learn more about Root Canals in Hoffman Estates or any other services we provide. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.