Have you been suffering with tooth pain, but are hesitant to visit the dentist? Our skilled and compassionate team can help! A toothache is commonly a sign of issues below the surface, such as tooth decay. It may also be a sign you have an infected tooth, and both of these problems, if left untreated, could necessitate its removal. The primary focus of our St. Charles, IL practice is on preventive care, and our goal is to help restore health to your tooth with conservative, gentle root canals. It is never a good idea to ignore tooth pain, especially if the problem is an infection that could spread throughout your mouth. Modern root canals completed by our experienced dentists are highly effective, eliminating both your toothache and infection, and helping preserve the natural function and beauty of your tooth!
How Root Canals Preserve Teeth
Root canals are straightforward procedures that we have select clinical training in and perform on a regular basis. Contrary to the stigma, modern root canals are not painful with our conservative methods and sedation, and many patients compare treatment to receiving a simple filling for a cavity! Once the treatment site is fully numbed, we remove infected pulp tissue, clean the pulp chamber, then fill the empty space with gutta-percha, a material that will harden and strengthen the tooth. After the tooth is sealed, we create a custom dental crown that covers over the treated area. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seeking the experienced care of our team can prevent more serious problems or extraction!
Sensitivity to heat or cold
Swollen gums around tooth
Chipped or cracked tooth
Tooth decay or infection
The Long-Term Benefits of Root Canals
Root canals provide you with more than relief from your chronic tooth pain. Along with removing infection, root canals preserve your natural tooth, saving you from needing additional, costlier restorative care to replace an extracted tooth. At our state-of-the-art St. Charles, IL office, our root canals help you find relief from your tooth pain and restore the health and strength to your natural tooth in as little as a single, hour-long appointment. There are many reasons patients choose us to treat their toothache, including: