Do you have pain in your tooth when you eat something that is hot or cold? This can be an early sign that you have tooth infection that needs immediate endodontic care. Perhaps you even have sharp pain in your tooth that is continuous. In either case you will want to make sure that you come in to our endodontic practice, Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC, for an evaluation of your tooth. At our Aurora IL endodontic office, our endodontist will be able to assess your painful tooth situation and determine the cause of the problem; if it is determined that you need a root canal, our root canal specialist will be able to expertly provide you with the care that you need.
At our Aurora IL endodontic office, our expert endodontist is Dr. Lindner Ricks. Dr. Ricks has been providing exemplary endodontic care to our Naperville community for over 15 years. At our office, our endodontist uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques so that our root canals are as effective as possible; you will remain perfectly comfortable during the procedure. It used to be that root canals were a feared procedure at the dentists’ office, however, today this is definitely no longer the case. Modern techniques and technology now allow our dentists to perform this procedure while our patient remains in total comfort. A root canal procedure is the only way that an infected tooth can be saved. Otherwise, your tooth will need to be extracted or you will simply wait until it eventually falls out. This second option is very risky because infection can spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body.
When a root canal procedure is performed by our root canal specialist, Dr. Ricks, the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth will be completely removed. The tooth and root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed to keep any bacteria from reentering the tooth. Infection to the pulp of the tooth can be caused by decay, trauma to the tooth, cracks in the tooth, chips, or even by repeated dental procedures. A root canal procedure generally takes one or possibly two visits. When our endodontist is able to review your particular tooth situation she will be able to give you more information about your specific root canal treatment. Success for this type of treatment is generally over 90%. For an appointment to meet with our top-notch endodontist at our Aurora IL endodontic office, contact us today.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
May 27, 2016