Relieving Tooth Pain with Root Canal Therapy
in New Lenox, IL
The term “root canal” is never a pleasant thing to hear, despite the fact that the purpose of the procedure is to alleviate tooth pain. When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected, it must be removed so there’s a chance to save the tooth. Once the pulp and the nerve within the root are removed, we can clean and carefully shape the canal inside the tooth and fill the space with an inert substance. Then, we cap the tooth with a crown to protect it from future infection.
At Lincolnway Dental Associates, we go the extra mile to help our patients feel comfortable and relaxed both before and during treatment. A root canal doesn’t have to be scary! In fact, it’s a good thing because it can save your tooth, relieve your pain, and help you return to living a happier, healthier life.
Suffering from ongoing oral pain? Worried you might lose your tooth? Call our office at (815) 462-4838 to book an appointment.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Not at all. At Lincolnway Dental Associates, we use the latest and safest techniques to keep your discomfort to a minimum. You might experience some sensitivity for a few days following your procedure, but you should not feel any serious tooth pain. If needed, we can provide you with over-the-counter pain relievers to help you through your recovery.