Root Canal Treatment in Streamwood and Hoffman Estates, IL

Save a Tooth with Streamwood’s Root Canal Treatment

If your tooth’s pulp (the soft tissue found inside your tooth’s root canal) has become inflamed or infected with tooth decay, you’re certainly going to know it. If left untreated, this usually develops into an even more painful condition called an abscess. While the words “root canal” tend to spark feelings of anxiety and fear in most patients, they needn’t. Streamwood Family Dentistry provides root canal treatment for our Streamwood-area patients using rotary endodontics, which makes the procedure less time-consuming, less noisy, and more comfortable. Many root canal treatments can even be completed in a single office visit!

During a root canal treatment, our dentist will remove the infected pulp from your tooth’s root canal, carefully cleaning and reshaping the canal. We’ll then fill and seal the area, sometimes using a dental crown to protect and restore your tooth. With the proper care and regular dental checkups, root canal treatment allows your tooth to resume its normal function for many years to come, which is definitely a better alternative than losing your tooth!

Signs That You May Need a Root Canal Treatment

If you suspect that you may need root canal treatment, it’s better to be safe than sorry and not ignore the symptoms. You should immediately contact your dentist and schedule an appointment for an examination. Signs that you may need root canal treatment typically include:

  • Pain/inflammation
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Tenderness to the touch and when chewing
  • Swelling
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Drainage or tenderness in your lymph nodes or bone and gingival tissues

Don’t Avoid Root Canal Treatment – Call Us Today!

Many of our patients have reported experiencing minimum discomfort during our root canal treatment, similar to getting a cavity filled. More often than not, the pain caused by the tooth decay itself was far worse than the treatment. At Streamwood Family Dentistry, preserving your natural teeth as much as possible is always our goal. You can rest assured we’ll do everything in our power, including providing root canal treatment, in order to avoid an emergency tooth extraction. Please contact us today to request more information about root canal treatment or to schedule an appointment with our dentist.