If the inner nerves of your teeth are damaged, diseased or decayed, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy to restore the tooth and prevent the need for extraction. Root canals work to remove the damaged tissues inside your tooth, giving you back a healthy smile that you can enjoy for years to come. To schedule an appointment at Northwestern Dental Group and learn more about root canal therapy in Arlington Heights, Illinois, give us a call at 847-305-2442!

Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment, and may be recommended when injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, far beyond the outer layer of protective tooth enamel. When left untreated, this infection and disease can cause the tooth to die, making it necessary for our dentists to perform an extraction and provide a prosthetic tooth replacement.

Root canal therapy removes the need for extraction and further restorative treatment by removing the infected and damaged tooth tissues. After these tissues have been removed, our dentists will clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated material. Your treatment will then be completed by placing a restoration (usually a dental crown) over the treated tooth to restore its shape, structure and strength. Most root canal treatments can be completed in just one or two appointments.

Historically, root canals have been considered a painful treatment. Thanks to advances in dental techniques, technology and sedation options, root canal therapy can now be completed with minimum discomfort. Our office provides several sedation and anesthesia options, including IV sedation, to enhance your comfort and help you receive your treatment with ease.

For more information about root canal therapy and to set up your consultation with one of our experienced dentists, contact our office today.