What is Endodontics?

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Crystal Lake endodonticsGoing to the dentist can be an off-putting experience, especially when dentists uses medical words like endodontics. To help put your mind at ease, we will discuss what this term means so you can be better prepared for your upcoming appointment.

Endodontics is commonly referred to as a "root canal." This in-office procedure involves the removal of infected or decaying tissue that is causing tooth pain. After the tissue is removed, the area is then sealed and treated to prevent future problems or infections. Depending on the circumstances, Dr. Preet Sandhu may recommend following your root canal treatment with a filling or a dental crown to ensure long-lasting results and healthy teeth for years to come.

Many people associate a root canal with significant amounts of pain or discomfort. This is not the case when working with Dr. Sandhu and her experienced dental team. Together, they will ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing experience by using sedation dentistry techniques.

To fully determine if endodontic therapy is right for you, Dr. Sandhu will meet with you in person to discuss your oral healthcare goals and needs. From there, she will develop a personalized treatment plan unique to you. We will work with you to get you the dazzling smile you want to achieve.

If you are in the Crystal Lake area and would like to discuss your endodontic treatment options, give our office a call at 815-893-6345 to schedule your initial consultation.