Root canal therapy (endodontic therapy) treats infected tooth pulp and restores a tooth's structure and health with a dental filling or crown. Pallotto Dental Care provides gentle, pain-free root canal therapy to help patients have healthy, lifelong smiles.
Common Signs You Need a Root Canal
Root canal infections can be severe. Don't hesitate to get in touch with your dentist if you have any of the following symptoms or suspect you have a dental infection:
- Painful chewing and biting
- Swollen gums near the affected tooth
- Swollen cheek or jaw
- Darkening of the tooth
- Bump, pimple, or pus near the affected tooth
Untreated root canal infections can spread to other areas of the body and even cause heart disease, stroke, and tooth loss.
What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy
During root canal therapy, we start by ensuring the patient is comfortable, then administer a local anesthetic to numb the area where we'll be working. Next, we carefully remove the diseased or inflamed pulp and bacteria from the tooth's root canal system.
We then carefully clean and disinfect the tooth's root canal and fill the tooth with gutta-percha, a solid substance to reinforce the tooth structure. Finally, we seal the tooth with a dental filling or crown to protect and strengthen the tooth. Our dentist will give you details on caring for your smile after receiving root canal therapy.
Call Us About Root Canal Therapy in Lansing, IL
Our dental team offers gentle, pain-free root canal therapy in Lansing, IL. Please call us today to schedule an appointment at our dental office.
We look forward to seeing you and helping you with your smile.