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Root Canal Therapy - Rolling Meadows

Painless Tooth Repair Without the Stress

Most dental patients shudder a bit when they hear the words “root canal,” but the truth of the matter is that this procedure is one of the best tools we have when it comes to relieving extreme dental pain and saving damaged teeth from extraction.

When a patient requires a root canal, it means that the inner nerve of their tooth, called the pulp, has developed an infection or damage. This can happen due to a longstanding cavity, an injury, or a crack in the enamel that left the pulp exposed. In all cases, the result is usually a very severe toothache!

To perform a root canal, Dr. Wang will first numb a patient’s tooth, and then she will create a small access hole to reach the damaged tissue. She’ll remove it, clean and sanitize the tooth, and then fill it with a biologically-inert material.

From there, she’ll place a filling on the tooth to restore its lost structure, and she may choose to rebuild it further with a crown at a later date. The end result is a renewed tooth that can be trusted to look and function normally for many years to come.

Do you have a toothache that just won’t go away or is continuing to get worse? Root canal therapy could be just what you need to get out of pain, so contact us today to start getting relief.