Root Canal Treatment

A root canal involves the cleaning of canals inside the root of a tooth to save the tooth from being removed.

Years ago, root canals were known to be very painful, but with today’s medical advancements and the care you’ll find at East Village Dental Centre, this is no longer the case. If you are having pain that you think is being caused by a damaged tooth, make an appointment with Dr. Treinkman or anyone on his team of professionals to guide you in the right direction. Some patients choose to extract the damaged tooth and replace it with an implant. If you choose to have a root canal, making sure you take care of it following the treatment is very important for minimizing your healing time.

Some discomfort may be experienced after treatment because the jawbone supporting the tooth has been irritated. This can vary from mild discomfort to more significant pain. This typically peaks around 48 to 72 hours after treatment, and then declines. It’s best to avoid chewing in that area for several days.

If you suffer from a throbbing sensation in the area of your root canal therapy, elevate your head, using extra pillows when lying down. It’s best to avoid any strenuous activity during the healing process. If we left your tooth open to allow the infection to drain, we will instruct you how to place cotton to protect it. Don’t leave the cotton in place between eating meals. If your gums swell after your root canal treatment in Noble Square, Wicker Park or Chicago, IL, you can resolve this issue by rinsing with a warm salt water solution made from eight ounces of warm water and a teaspoon of salt used every one to two hours. If you have swelling in your face, you can use an ice pack applied for 20 minutes, wait 20 minutes in between applications. If we prescribe an antibiotic, take the medication as prescribed until it is gone. If you experience a rash, gastric disturbance or difficulty breathing, stop taking the medication and contact us right away.

Root canals are a common procedure, and at East Village Dental Centre, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. If you are having pain that you believe is being caused by a damaged or infected tooth, call the office today and make an appointment so Dr. Treinkman can inform you of all your options.

It used to be that the words “root canal” were synonymous with discomfort and fear at the Wicker Park dentist’s office. But at East Village Dental, we’re changing that—one patient at a time. Thanks to medical advancements and the diligent care you can expect at East Village Dental Centre, a root canal doesn’t have to be painful. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Treinkman, you’ll be sure to have a comfortable experience.

Dr. Treinkman or anyone on EV Dental’s vast team of dental professionals can help guide you in the right direction if you’re not sure about the best way to deal with a damaged tooth. To book an appointment and evaluate your options, give us a call at (773)278-6622. Or, you can keep reading to understand what root canals at EV Dental, a Wicker Park dentist, are all about.

Evaluating the Tooth

No dentist should ever perform a root canal, or any other procedure, without first examining your gums and teeth. So—as with any other procedure—a root canal will begin with a careful examination of your tooth using an x-ray. Once the issue is identified, your dentist will plot the best course of action.

The Reasons You’ll Need a Root Canal

As far as dental procedures go, root canals are fairly common. In this procedure, your dentist or endodontist is essentially removing infected tissue from the inside of your tooth and replacing it with biocompatible material. This procedure becomes necessary when what’s known as the “pulp” inside the root of your tooth becomes infected. Left untreated, this infected tissue can cause abscesses and pain in your mouth.

By removing the tissue, the chance of infection is eliminated. However, your Wicker Park dentist still needs to replace what he or she has removed. That’s what the biocompatible material is for.

Not All Root Canals Are the Same

The condition of the bone surrounding your tooth, the tooth itself, the extent of the infection, and other factors will affect how your Wicker Park dentist will treat your tooth. For example, some teeth will require a post to provide additional support for the tooth while other teeth may have to be removed because the extent of the damage is too much for a root canal to solve the problem.

Book Your Appointment With East Village Dental Centre

Dr. Treinkman or any of his fellow dental professionals are happy to answer all your questions. Give us a call today at (773)278-6622.

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East Village Dental Centre

901 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 278-6622

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