Find Relief from Tooth Pain through Root Canal Therapy
If you are experiencing pain and irregular sensitivity in your teeth, you could have an infection or decay in your tooth pulp or nerve. Dentists everywhere stress the importance of addressing these issues in their early stages, and often recommend root canal therapy. With modern techniques, root canal therapy is not the long and painful procedure it has a reputation of. We do our best to make sure our patients are comfortable, and will administer local anesthetic to ease any discomfort. Dr. Sylvia Guerrero can perform root canal therapy at her dental practice in Chicago, IL, which includes placing a new dental crown on your restored tooth root.
Symptoms Relieved by Root Canal Therapy
It is important that you act quickly to address oral health concerns in their early stages, as they can lead to gum disease and other complications. Painful and uncomfortable symptoms of decay and infection can distract you from both work and play, make it difficult to sleep, and have effects on other aspects of your life. You may require root canal therapy if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Swollen and tender gums
- Discolored teeth
- Darker than usual teeth and gums
- Frequent and recurring pimples on the gums
- Pain from the pressure of chewing or clenching teeth
Root canal therapy removes damaged tissue from the tooth's root, which is usually the cause of many of these symptoms. Some minor symptoms may persist for a few days following your procedure, such as tooth discoloration on the tooth surface and gum and tooth sensitivity.
How Is Root Canal Therapy Performed?
Root canal therapy removes damaged tissue from inside of your tooth. It begins with anesthetization and disinfection to prevent discomfort and further infection, and is followed by the placement of a rubber material that isolates the tooth. Dr. Guerrero uses precise rotary endodontic tools to access the inner tooth during the procedure.
"Dr. Guerrero is an experienced dental professional, and has helped many patients achieve relief from tooth pain and discomfort."
When the damaged tissue has been exposed, a series of dental files are used to carefully clear the pulp and nerves. This part of the procedure is typically the most time consuming, as it takes careful attention by the dentist to ensure that the area is entirely cleaned out. Any overlooked material in the tooth can render the procedure ineffective and may not address the infection present in the tooth. Finally, a sealant paste is used to fill the space left in the tooth, which seals off the area before a dental crown can be attached.
Ease Your Dental Pain Today
It is important to address tooth pain and other abnormal dental symptoms as soon as possible. Dr. Sylvia Guerrero is an experienced dental professional, and has helped many patients achieve relief from tooth pain and discomfort with root canal therapy. Contact our dental practice today to schedule your personal consultation.