Root Canal in Batavia
Do you have a tooth that is painful when you eat something hot or cold? Are the gums around the tooth red and swollen? If so, you may indeed have an infected or damaged tooth then needs a root canal treatment. Root canals are performed for one reason and one reason only – to save the life of a tooth. When a tooth is damaged or infected at its center where the pulp is, it will never get better by itself without treatment. A root canal treatment must be performed to remove all bacteria from the tooth and reseal it to keep it permanently healthy. When you need a root canal in Batavia
, you will want to come to see our top-notch endodontist at Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC.
At our endodontic dental practice our expert and highly trained endodontist is Dr. Linda Ricks. Dr. Ricks specializes in complete endodontic care for teeth. Endodontic care is a branch of dentistry that focuses on saving teeth. One of the most commonly performed procedures by our endodontist is root canal therapy. A root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve of the tooth is hurt by decay, infection or inflammation. When a patient has a root canal treatment they are most likely taking the steps necessary to save the tooth. Root canal treatments are successful in 90% of cases. The sooner a tooth is treated, the more likely it is that the root canal therapy will be successful. A root canal in Batavia
, at our practice, will not be painful at all. Our highly trained endodontist uses state-of-the-art equipment and the most modern root canal procedures.
During a root canal in Batavia
the injured pulp is removed from the center of the tooth, and a root canal system is thoroughly cleaned. Then the entire area is sealed to keep out any new bacteria or infection. A root canal treatment may take up to two visits, depending on the specific treatment required. When a root canal treatment is not successful, our endodontist will be able to perform endodontic retreatment. If root canal therapy is not performed the tooth will eventually fall out on its own or will need to be extracted. It is very dangerous to leave an infected tooth in your mouth because infection can spread to other areas of your mouth as well as other areas of your body. At our endodontic practice our dentist also performs other endodontic procedures including: apicoectomies; treatment of cracked teeth; treatment of traumatic teeth injuries; treatment of avulsed teeth; and treatment of dislodged teeth. For an appointment to see our endodontist, contact our office today.
Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
1112 South Washington, Suite 206
Naperville, IL 60540
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
April 19, 2016