In your consultation for Naperville Root Canal Therapy
with Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PCA you will learn that your tooth's nerve and pulp can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to a variety of unpreventable causes, including deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face. Sometimes there may be no symptoms present however some root canal symptoms can include severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or pain to heat or cold temperatures, discoloration or darkening of your tooth, swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums, or a recurring pimple on the gums. Dr. Ricks incorporates state-of-the-art equipment and the most modern technology to make your root canal therapy as pain and anxiety-free as possible.
Specifically, a root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. This simple treatment is needed in order to save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Naperville Root Canal Therapy
usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in more than 90% of cases. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without this treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads all the way past the ends of the roots of the tooth. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head.
Because a tooth that needs a root canal is often one that has a large filling, extensive decay or other weakness, further restoration of the tooth may be required. A crown, crown and post, or other restoration is sometimes needed to be placed on the tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function. Dr. Ricks will assess your Naperville Root Canal Therapy
and discuss the need for any additional dental work with you.
1112 South Washington, Suite 206
Naperville, IL 60540
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
April 12, 2013