Elk Grove Smile Center

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

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At our office, we empower our patients to take charge of their own dental care and treat them as a valued member of their dental team. Effective education and understanding of the dental procedures and treatments we recommend is a part of that.

We encourage and welcome questions. Take a look at this selection of questions our patients ask often. If your question is not answered here, please give us a call or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you.

Root Canal Therapy

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.

root canal elk grove village Root Canal Therapy

If the root canal of your tooth is infected or injured, root canal therapy may be the only way to save your tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth. Despite the bad reputation of the root canal, the actual procedure is not painful. If you are worried about discomfort, talk to Dr. Advani. We have options available to make you more comfortable, including nitrous oxide.


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Our office is OPEN for all patients and all procedures. Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have determined it is safe to come to the dentist and have routine dental care done. Our office and staff are following all the recommendations and guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.