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Do I have to have a root canal?

Root canals have an untrue reputation for being invasive or painful. The reality is much different. In our dental office, we rely on the latest techniques to provide you with an easy root canal experience.

If you need a root canal, it means you have trauma or deep root decay putting your tooth at risk. Without a root canal treatment, you’ll need a tooth extraction to prevent the spread of infection and eliminate your pain.

We Consider Toothaches Dental Emergencies

In some cases, your dentist finds an emerging root infection during your routine exam—before it has caused you pain. But most of the time, unfortunately, patients experience a toothache and one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Blister on the gums
  • Gum swelling
  • Ongoing sensitivity

If you have any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact our dental office to schedule an emergency appointment—mild pain can graduate to agony with little notice!

Remember, a root canal treatment can save your tooth and eliminate the need for dental extraction in Aurora, IL.

The Root Canal Process in Aurora

Your dentist numbs the treatment area, gently extracts the infected tissue from the root of your tooth, and then closes with a transient filling. This process promotes healing, and most patients report feeling better immediately.

When the anesthesia wears off, you may notice mild tenderness for a day or two, but this is easily treatable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

In about two weeks, you return to our dental office and receive a permanent filling or a quality dental crown in Aurora, IL.

Our Dentist Is Here on Saturdays

Your oral health is always our top priority, which is why we are here for you, even on Saturday.

In our dental office, we speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. And we treat patients in all locations, including North Aurora, Sugar Grove, Geneva, Batavia, Oswego, and Montgomery. Contact us today!

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