Have you had root canal therapy for your root canal infection, but find yourself still experiencing many of the symptoms of an infected root canal? Sometimes even the best root canal treatments can miss something, which results in a continued infection of your tooth root. This does not mean getting another root canal, however, but requires a specialized form of treatment from your local Warrenville endodontist
. An endodontist is far more specialized than a general dentist, as they are solely focused on the treatment and health of the inner workings of the tooth, which is the site of your current problem. At the offices of Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC our staff has the professional training and experience in treating root canal infections to give you the relief you want for the perfect oral health you need.
Warrenville Root Canals
The proper treatment for a procedure of root canal treatment that didn’t treat the problem properly is not another root canal treatment. Just as a doctor doesn’t prescribe the same medication when it doesn’t work the first time around, you should not attempt to undergo another root canal treatment for your infection. Instead, you should visit your local professionals in root canals at the nearby Warrenville endodontist
. A dentist primarily deals in the treatment of the surface of the teeth, known as the dentin, which is where the name comes from. An endodontist specializes in the treatment of the inner pulp, nerve endings, and the roots of your teeth which exist deep below the surface. At the offices of Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC our root canal specialists can guide you through the correct course of treatment to get of our oral infection and give you back a healthy smile.
When a regular course of root canal treatment is not enough to rid your mouth of a root canal infection, your local Warrenville endodontist
will recommend that you undergo a procedure known as an apicoectomy. This procedure, also known to some as a root end resection, is a type of dental surgery that will truly get to the source of your infection to give you your oral health back in peak performance. An apicoectomy entails making a small incision into the gum line in order to access the source of your problem, the root tip of your tooth. Your professional endodontist, Dr. Ricks, will then remove the root tip and the source of the infection, and replace it with a filly to stop any infection from taking hold ever again. Your bone will heal naturally around this root filling. We understand that these surgical procedures can be a source of great anxiety for our patients, and that’s why we offer many forms of relaxation, anesthetics, and pain medications for a pain-free treatment of your root canal infection that will finally give you your healthy smile back.
Warrenville Root Canal Therapy
Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
1112 South Washington, Suite 206
Naperville, Illinois 60540
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
May 10, 2013