Elk Grove Smile Center

Will a root canal get rid of my toothache?

Many people falsely believe that root canal treatment is painful. It is, in fact, the root infection deep in your tooth that is causing the discomfort. Your root canal treatment relieves this pain and restores your tooth to health.

Signs you need a root canal in Elks Grove Village include:

  • Toothache or a sensitive tooth
  • Jaw pain or a blister on the gum
  • Discolored tooth

If you notice any of these symptoms, we encourage you to contact your Elks Grove Village dentist as soon as possible for a true diagnosis and treatment. Tooth sensitivity and pain can increase fairly quickly, which means a dental emergency for you.

The treatment for a root infection or tooth trauma starts with a numbing agent to keep you comfortable during the procedure. While the site is anesthetized, your dentist removes the infected tissue from a small hole in your tooth, fills it with a healing agent, and seals it with a temporary filling. At a follow-up visit, we provide a permanent filling or a dental crown—depending on the tooth's stability.

To lower your risks for root infection, visit your Elks Grove Village dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings. And be sure to brush and floss twice daily.

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We are always here to help ease your discomfort and treat your tooth.