Root Canal Treatment

Maintaining healthy root canals is just as important as taking good care of your teeth and gums. Just like a tooth can decay or develop a cavity, a root canal can get infected. When this happens root canal therapy is needed to stop the infection and save the tooth.

Root Canal Treatment in Glendale Heights, IL

During root canal treatment your Glendale Heights dentist will clean the entire root canal and seal it to prevent further infection. When the diseased pulp goes untreated, an abscess may grow, or infection can spread to the jaw, throat mouth or face.

If Dr. Saila Anumula determines that root canal therapy is necessary, our root canal dentist will use treat the affected tooth, alleviate pain, and restore your oral health.

Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

Tooth roots contain nerves, lymph tissues, and blood vessels. In most cases, these tissues become damaged by a deep cavity, but infection can be caused by a variety of reasons. Root canal treatment in Glendale Heights, IL is usually the most effective solution to save a tooth and relieve pain. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may need a root canal:

  • Strong, throbbing pain around the affected tooth
  • Painful chewing on a particular tooth
  • Pain when consuming anything cold
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  • A pimple on the gums
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swollen and sensitive gums near the sore tooth

Although rare, some patients have no visible symptoms, even with an active root canal infection. Therefore, it is important to practice good oral care habits and keep up with routine dental visits.

Root Canal Treatment

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