Endodontic therapy, which is more commonly referred to as root canal treatment, is a procedure in which the dentist removes damaged nerve tissue that may be causing a patient pain and contributing to ongoing teeth and gum deterioration.
When you need a general and cosmetic dentist north of Chicago who performs root canals, please contact Crystal Family Dental Care in Crystal Lake, Illinois to schedule your appointment with Dr. Preet Sandhu: (815) 261-1161. Our Crystal Lake dentist also treats people living in and around McHenry and Cary, Illinois.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
A root canal may be necessary if you're experiencing tooth and gum pain due to serious decay or infection. This treatment involves various steps, the first of which involves the removal of infected gum tissue, and then sealing up the area to prevent future decay.
You may be a candidate for endodontic therapy if:
- You are experiencing severe tooth pain, particularly when you eat or apply pressure to the area in question.
- Your tooth pain is accompanied by extreme gum sensitivity.
- You have extreme mouth sensitivity to hot and cold, with the sensation lasting even longer than the temperature stimulation.
- You can visually observe a distinct swollen area along your gum line.
- You have a tooth that is changing color.
The Benefits of Advanced Dentistry
Today's state-of-the-art dentists prefer a conservative approach to patient care. That's why Dr. Sandhu will begin your endodontic therapy by taking dental X-rays. Our dentist may opt to administer a mild anesthetic prior to taking these X-rays so that the imaging process is completely comfortable.
In general, Dr. Sandhu's treatments are always as pain-free as possible.
Once the dentist has a holistic perspective on the amount of the decay that must be addressed with your root canal, the actual procedure involves going inside and beneath the tooth to clean out the damaged tissue.
Depending on the unique state of your teeth and gums, Dr. Sandhu will either follow up your root canal with a filling or a dental crown.
When you need a general and cosmetic dentist north of Chicago who performs root canals, please contact Crystal Family Dental Care in Crystal Lake, Illinois to schedule your appointment with Dr. Preet Sandhu: (815) 261-1161. Our Crystal Lake dentist also serves people living in and around McHenry and Cary, Illinois.