Root Canal Treatment
Large fillings or injuries could cause the soft inside portion of the tooth that contains nerves and tissues to get exposed to bacteria. This causes infection in the pulp of the tooth, causing the tooth root to get damaged and inflamed.
A root canal treatment is administered to remove the infected tissues from the tooth and also to control the spread of infection to the gums and other teeth in the mouth.
You may be in need of a root canal treatment if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Throbbing pain in the tooth that seems to come and go on its own
- Shooting pain while biting
- Discoloration in the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and temperatures
At Chinwalla Periodontics & Implants clinic in Darien, IL, our dental experts perform root canal therapy with utmost precision and care, keeping in mind your comfort and relaxation. Once we decide that you are a candidate for root canal treatment, we begin the procedure by administration of local anesthesia to numb the tooth that is being treated. The infected pulp is then removed along with any damaged tissues and the area is cleaned and flushed. The canals are then filled with a material called gutta-percha. A temporary restoration such as a crown may be placed to protect the treated tooth. The temporary crown is replaced with a permanent one once the tooth has healed.
If you wish to know the exact cause behind that troubling toothache, contact Chinwalla Periodontics & Implants clinic in Darien, IL and let our experts guide you so as to whether you will need root canal treatment to get rid of the infection. Call (630) 582-3120 to book your appointment today.