If you have a tooth that becomes painful when you eat something hot or cold, and the gums surrounding it are red and swollen, you may indeed have an infected tooth that needs a root canal treatment. If the tooth is infected at its center, where the pulp resides, it will never get better by itself. In this type of situation your tooth will need to be treated with a root canal treatment, or the tooth will need to be extracted or be left to fall out on its own. Not taking action with a root canal treatment can be detrimental to your health. Not only can dental infection spread from one tooth to another, but it can even spread through the bloodstream to other parts of your body. For this reason you never want to leave an infected tooth in your mouth. Our endodontist Aurora is able to provide you with effective root canal treatment that is successful in saving patients teeth in over 90% of cases.
At our practice, Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC, our highly skilled endodontist is Dr. Linda Ricks. Dr. Ricks has been providing exemplary endodontic care to our Naperville community for over 15 years. When you come to our practice with tooth pain, our endodontist will be able to carefully assess your individual situation and let you know exactly what type of treatment you need. If you do indeed need a root canal treatment, you have come to the right place! Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, and our endodontist uses the most modern techniques to make sure that your root canal is effective and pain-free. Our endodontist Aurora will be able to let you know how many treatment sessions the root canal will take when she has had a chance to review your particular situation.
When our endodontist Aurora provides you with a root canal treatment, she will remove all infection from the center of your teeth. Infected pulp can be caused by tooth trauma, deep decay, cracks or chips, or even by repeated dental procedures. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will then be sealed so that bacteria cannot reenter the tooth. At the time our endodontist Aurora diagnoses your tooth situation, she will also be able to let you know the odds of the root canal treatment being successful. For an appointment to meet with our expert endodontist for root canal treatment, contact us today.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
August 22, 2016