Some of the symptoms and warning signs include:
When are root canals performed?
You definitely need a root canal if the nerve of your tooth has an infection or if your tooth has begun decaying at the root tip. It may also be an injury or trauma that makes a root canal necessary. In order to keep your tooth functional and useful bacteria, nerves and decay need to be removed completely. Afterwards, all that’s left is the tissue, or pulp, which is still alive and thriving.
Why not just pull it out?
Extraction of a tooth with living pulp is a dangerous choice. Not only is it more expensive, a vacant space attracts more bacteria, and can cause a wide range of issues in neighboring teeth. Unless you re-infect it and require treatment, a root canal lasts for life.
How is a root canal done?
A safe, well-crafted root canal can be performed by a dentist or endodontist during a couple of sessions.
Our top Chicago dentists have done hundreds of root canals and get great satisfaction when we hear how happy our patients are with our work. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule a consultation online or by calling 773-831-0002.