General Dentistry

Root Canal

When most people hear the word root canal, they want to run for the hills. Pain and anxiety are often associated with a root canal, but in reality, a root canal in Glenview is not as painful as you may think. In fact, a root canal from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview is about as uncomfortable as a simple dental filling.

What is a Root Canal Treatment

You may need a root canal if you have a toothache. The best thing to do in the case of a throbbing toothache is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gilmor from the Glen Dental Center in Glenview, Illinois who can determine if you need a root canal or a simple dental filling. A root canal is necessary if the pulp, or the inside of your tooth, is infected. The pulp in your tooth is filled with nerves, tissue and blood vessels and if it gets infected your body will do its best to fight off the infection by sending white blood cells to the infected tooth. Swelling is a normal reaction, but because there is not room in your tooth for the swelling, the pulp inside your teeth will begin to die. If this has already occurred, the pain may subside or disappear completely because the tissue has died, and although you may think that the problem has taken care of itself, you are sadly mistaken. If the tissue inside your tooth has died, the infection could cause an abscess. Tooth abscesses are very dangerous and in some cases could mean a trip to the ER.

In order to heal the tooth, a root canal must be done to remove the dead tissue from inside your tooth. Often, Glen Dental Center in Glenview may recommend a dental crown to protect the structure of the tooth. A root canal can actually save and heal your tooth.

Although root canal treatment symptoms can differ from patient to patient, below are some signs that may indicate root canal treatment.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is imperative that you call 847-486-1222 or schedule an appointment online with the Glen Dental Center in Glenview.

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