How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Smile

By All Smiles
December 30, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Root Canal Therapy  

How a root canal from your dentists at All Smiles can help the smiles of those living in alos Park, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, and Chicago Ridge, IL

Have you been dealing with a toothache? Truthfully is, there is a way to eliminate tooth pain and still keep your tooth and your smile: root canal therapy. Here at All Smiles in Worth, IL, our team of dentists offers a full range of dental services, including root canal therapy. They proudly serve residents of Palos Park, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, and Chicago Ridge, IL, and they can help you too.

More about Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy works by removing the diseased and damaged tissue inside of your tooth. With the help of discomfort-eliminating anesthetic, our dentist will make a small opening in the top of the tooth to draw out the inflamed tissue through. A sedative material is placed inside the tooth.

This sedative material eliminates inflammation, fluid buildup, and pressure, allowing your tooth to calm down. After your pain is gone, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left in place inside your tooth. The opening is sealed with a permanent filling, and your root canal is complete.

If you are experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:

  • Sharp stabbing tooth pain when you bite down
  • Increasing tooth pain when you consume foods or beverages that are hot, cold, or sugary
  • A red or white bump appearing on your gums next to a tooth root
  • Blood or pus draining from the bump on your gums
  • A tooth that is growing noticeably grayer or darker compared to the teeth next to it

Contact Us

If you notice any of the signs or symptoms listed above, it’s time to talk with your dentist about root canal therapy. Root canal therapy can save your smile, so call the dentists at All Smiles in Worth, IL, right now at (708) 448-0333 to learn more. We are happy to serve Palos Park, Palos Heights, Oak Lawn, and Chicago Ridge, IL.

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