When the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay, inflammation, or an infection, it needs to be taken care of right away to prevent the problem from worsening. In order to save your tooth and to avoid an extraction, your primary dentist may refer you to an endodontist (root canal specialist) such as our Naperville Endodontist
, Linda Ricks DDS, MS, PC. Endodontic (root canal) treatment is done as an alternative to an extraction (which would require an oral surgeon) in order to save the natural tooth.
Endodontic Surgery Naperville
While there are situations in which going to an oral surgeon to get an extraction is necessary, dentists will try to save your by tooth if at all possible. The extraction of a tooth, in many cases can cause other problems. Missing teeth can cause problems with speech and chewing and can negatively impact the surrounding teeth. In most cases the extracted tooth would need to be replaced. Therefore, whenever appropriate your dentists may refer you to an endodontist (root canal specialist), such as like our Naperville Endodontist
, Linda Ricks DDS, MS, PC for endondontic (root canal) treatment instead sending you to an oral surgeon. Endodontic treatment is done to save your tooth. During this treatment, the diseased pulp is removed and the canal is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
Endodonitic (root canal) treatment is successful in most cases. However, in some cases the tooth that was treated with a root canal might not heal as it should have or there may be some post surgical complications that can jeopardize the tooth. If this occurs, your endodontist might have to do an endondontic retreatment. An endodontic, or root canal retreatment is almost the same as the initial root canal therapy. However, instead of removing the pulp, a professional endodontist, such as our Naperville Endodontist
, Linda Ricks DDS, MS, PC will remove the old root canal filling material and will then reinstitute the root canal therapy.
When you have to get endodontic treatment, you want to go to someone is knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate. Our Naperville Endodontist
, Linda Ricks DDS, MS, PC is committed to saving teeth and has over 15 years of experience in the field of endodontics. She has published professional articles and has received an award for her research. When you come to our office, you will receive the finest state-of-the-art endondontic treatments in a caring, compassionate environment.
Endodontic Retreatment Naperville
1112 South Washington, Suite 206
Naperville, IL 60540
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
April 18, 2013