When you have a persistent toothache, this could be due to the presence of a dental infection. To offer treatment and prevent the infection from causing a lost tooth, we could offer endodontic treatment. At your Wheaton, IL, dental office, we can protect smiles with a safe and gentle root canal procedure.
Toothaches and Dental Infection
An infected tooth means that harmful oral bacteria have reached your pulp, the nerve center of your tooth. This could occur due to an untreated cavity or an injury to the tooth, or even due to teeth grinding. When the infection forms, you may experience persistent toothaches, pain when you bite down or chew, sensitivity, swelling near the tooth, headaches, and jaw pain, or even a discharge from the tooth itself. When these happen, you need to see us right away for a diagnosis, so we can examine the smile with advanced imaging technology and find out if you need treatment.
Keeping Smiles Comfortable
To ensure your experience is a comfortable and positive one, we will numb the area being treated using a local anesthetic. We can also discuss sedation options for people with anxiety, as this can help them enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. While many people feel anxious at the words “root canal” most people actually find it comparable to receiving a simple dental filling. In one visit, we can treat the infection to stop discomfort and prevent the loss of your tooth, keeping your smile healthy and whole.
Root Canal Therapy
Once you’re relaxed and comfortable, we will open the tooth to access and remove the tissues from within. We then thoroughly clean the interior of the tooth and the root canals. We continue the root canal procedure by adding a special filling to the interior of the tooth to seal it. The last step is to cap it with a crown. The crown will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and a balanced bite, so you avoid complications down the road. We want you to smile with confidence following treatment. You can help prevent future infections by taking time to brush your teeth twice a day and floss following every evening. Avoid tobacco products or items high in sugar, and make time to see us for a simple checkup and cleaning every six months.
If you have any questions about saving your smile with a root canal procedure, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Wheaton, IL Dentist About Endodontic Treatment
Our team wants to help you avoid tooth loss and preserves your smile with endodontic treatment. If you would like to find out more about restorative dentistry, call Amber Dental in Wheaton, IL today at (630) 665-5555.