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Root Canal Therapy in Bolingbrook
Infected teeth can be very painful and will almost always lead to further complications. At Innova Family Dental, we offer gentle root canal therapy to get you out of pain and back to your daily routine. Dr. Kandimalla has years of experience performing successful root canals in Bolingbrook, so you can always trust that your treatment results will be optimal. Call today to schedule an appointment and learn more about whether root canal therapy is right for you.
Signs of an Infected Tooth
An infected tooth is a serious dental emergency. Without proper care and treatment, your condition will only get worse. Keep an eye out for these signs of an infected tooth, and call us today if you notice any of the following:
- A serious, prolonged toothache that lasts for more than a day or two.
- Tenderness and inflammation of the gums around the tooth
- Discoloration of the tooth or the surrounding gums
- Sensitivity to pressure, heat and cold.
- In serious cases, you may even develop a fever or swelling around your face or cheek
- It’s also important to note that not all infected teeth cause a toothache, particularly if the infection is very advanced and has destroyed much of the nerve below the tooth.
What to Expect
The Root Canal Treatment Process
A root canal typically takes about 1-1.5 hours at Innova Family Dental. When you come in for your appointment, and Dr. Kandimalla will begin by cleaning your teeth and numbing the treatment area. You can also be sedated, if you feel it will make you more comfortable.
Once your mouth is numb, Dr. Kandimalla will use specialized tools to remove any remaining decayed or damaged tooth material. She will then create a small opening in your tooth to access the damaged interior. Then, she will extract the infected pulp from inside your tooth.
After all of the decayed tooth material has been removed, Dr. Kandimalla will flush your tooth with a disinfectant solution to destroy any remaining bacteria. Your tooth will be filled with an inert material called “gutta-percha” to replace the pulp and restore its structure.