Root Canals Eliminate Your Toothache
posted: Feb 28, 2019.
How a root canal from your dentist serving Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois can save your smile
If you have ever had a toothache, you already know how painful it can be. There is a way to eliminate your toothache and save your smile. Consider a root canal! That’s right, a root canal can completely eliminate your toothache, and you still get to keep your tooth and your smile.
Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park, in Chicago, Illinois, offers root canal treatment to free you from tooth pain. He proudly serves residents of Lincoln Park and Chicago, Illinois and he can help you too.
Dr. Momongan will create a small opening in the top of your painful tooth, and draw out the inflamed inner tissue through the opening. A sedative filling is placed inside your tooth to reduce inflammation, pressure, and pain.
Once your tooth has calmed down after a few days, he will complete the root canal by removing the sedative filling and placing an inert, rubber-like material inside your tooth. The tooth is then protected with a dental crown.
So, how do you know if you need a root canal and not just a filling? Only your dentist knows for sure, by doing temperature and vitality testing and taking x-rays of the root of your tooth. There are some definite signs and symptoms you might need a root canal. You should pay attention to:
- Increasing, lasting pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
- Pain that continues even after a dental filling has been placed
- Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down or chew
- A red or white bump appearing on your gums next to a tooth root
If you have a toothache or think you might need a root canal, visit your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can eliminate your toothache and still keep you smiling. To find out more about root canal therapy and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Dr. Allen Momongan at The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park, serving residents of Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois. Call today!