Root Canal Therapy
Dentist in Naperville, IL
Root canal therapy treats the center of an inflamed tooth. Inside every tooth is a soft substance of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that keeps it nourished, healthy, and strong. Sometimes, due to the decay of enamel around it, the pulp can become infected with bacteria.
Symptoms of pulp infection include visible swelling of the tooth, a major sensitivity to temperature, and/or pain in the tooth and gums. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact us at Caps and Crowns Dental for a consultation.
During a root canal, Dr. Reen, our Naperville dentist, will remove the infected tooth pulp from within the tooth chamber, and clean the canals with a disinfecting solution. We will provide local anesthesia or sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
The last step before you leave the office is placing a temporary filling over the treated tooth until the full restoration is complete. Your tooth will likely be sensitive for the first few days, and we’ll advise you on medications to help relieve the symptoms. Avoid using the treated tooth when eating until you’ve had a full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact Caps and Crowns Dental immediately.
If you want to preserve your tooth, root canal therapy can help. Contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Reen.