Root Canal Therapy

Infections of the roots of the teeth can cause abscesses, extreme pain, and swelling in the jaw. If you or any member of your family is experiencing these symptoms, our team can provide effective root canal treatment in Springfield, IL. It is essential not to delay your visit in cases of infection. If your teeth are left untreated, you may be at risk of developing a more widespread infection that could damage the bones in your jaw and adjacent teeth. In extreme cases, you may be putting your physical health at risk by neglecting your teeth. Our root canal dentists can provide you with proven solutions that can help you to protect your teeth and eliminate pain.

Initial Examination

During your initial examination at our office, our dentists will determine the cause of your current issues. If inflammation and infection of the pulp of your tooth are to blame for your pain and swelling, we will work with you to determine the best solution to help you feel better quickly. Our team of root canal specialists has the training and experience required to achieve lasting results. We will take the time to explain all aspects of your root canal procedure before beginning treatment. 

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Your dentist may recommend a course of antibiotics before beginning the root canal process, depending on the severity of your infection. Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to limit pain during your root canal procedure. For complex root systems or back teeth, general anesthesia may be recommended. Your tooth will then be isolated to ensure the most sterile and safe environment during the root canal process. Once a clear path into the center of the tooth has been created, your dentist can examine the condition of tissues inside your tooth and pinpoint the source of the problem. This can ensure the fastest resolution of the infection or inflammation inside your tooth. 

Specialized tools are used to clean out each of the roots and remove nerves and infected tissue. The root canals left behind after cleaning are shaped and smoothed to prepare them to accept fillings. Your tooth will then be sealed and a temporary or permanent filling will be applied to the tooth as the final step in your root canal. Your dentist may recommend a crown to provide added structural support for a fragile or severely damaged tooth.

When Should I Schedule an Exam?

At our office, we are able to perform effective treatments for infections, inflammations, and other issues. If you think you might need a root canal procedure, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment for an examination to determine the cause of your tooth pain. One of our general dentists may be able to perform your treatment at our office. Call us today to meet with one of our dental professionals and determine if you need a specialist to perform your root canal treatment.

Cost of Root Canal Treatment

For patients who have dental insurance plans, some or all of the costs may be covered. Our team of dentists and administrative specialists will work with you to keep your out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible and to help you to manage the costs of your treatment in the most practical way possible.

Preserving Your Smile

At Secure Dental, our team does everything possible to save natural teeth from extraction. One of the most effective ways to do this is through root canal therapy. By removing anything threatening the health of the tooth, your tooth can be preserved for years to come. If you believe you are in need of root canal therapy, schedule your exam with our team today!

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