Chicago's Best Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment, or endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure to treat infection or damage within the tooth's pulp (the innermost part containing nerves and blood vessels).

Root Canal: The Safe and Reliable Way to Preserve Your Natural Teeth

The root canal dates back to the early 1800s. In the 20th century, X-ray technology allowed dentists to better diagnose and treat root canal infections. In 1943, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) was founded to promote the study and advancement of endodontics as a dental specialty. In the 1960s, rotary instruments and better filling materials further refined the root canal procedure.

Today, root canal treatments have evolved, incorporating digital imaging, enhanced anesthetics, and sophisticated instruments to deliver practical, pain-free treatment. However, FLOSS & CO. offers a game-changer in root canal treatments— the GentleWave Procedure. This innovative treatment uses multisonic energy and vortical flow to thoroughly clean the smallest and most remote parts of the root canal system, ensuring a more effective and comfortable experience for our patients.

During a root canal, the infected tooth nerve is removed. However, this does not affect the tooth's survival and function. The nerve in the tooth primarily provides the sensation of temperature (hot and cold) and pain. After a root canal, the tooth will no longer feel temperature changes or pain. This is a significant benefit as it means the patient will no longer experience the pain caused by the infected or damaged pulp, leading to a restored and pain-free tooth function. The GentleWave Procedure is a better root canal designed to be minimally invasive and offers improved outcomes, with 96.6% of patients reporting mild to no pain after the procedure.

Why do I need a crown after a root canal?

A tooth that has undergone a root canal can become more brittle over time because it no longer receives nutrients from the pulp, making it more susceptible to fracture. Therefore, dentists routinely advise placing a crown over the treated tooth to provide extra strength and protection.

The GentleWave Procedure promotes dentin preservation, which helps maintain the tooth's integrity and strengthens the natural tooth. With proper care and protection from a dental crown a tooth that has undergone a root canal, with the GentleWave Procedure can last a lifetime, providing long-term effectiveness and peace of mind. Learn more about Chicago's best root canal, the GentleWave Procedure.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

Persistent Pain: Severe, throbbing pain that doesn’t go away. This pain might be constant or intermittent and can be felt deep within the tooth.

Sensitivity to Temperature: Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages. If the sensitivity lingers even after the hot or cold substance has been removed, it could indicate an issue with the tooth’s pulp.

Swollen Gums: Swelling, tenderness, or a small bump (abscess) on the gums near the affected tooth. This bump may resemble a pimple and could release pus.

Pain When Touching or Chewing: Pain or discomfort when you touch the tooth or apply pressure to it while eating or biting down.

Prolonged Bad Breath or Unpleasant Taste: Chronic bad breath or a persistent bad taste in your mouth can indicate an infection inside the tooth.

Swelling in the Face or Neck: Severe infection can sometimes cause swelling in your face or neck.

Loose Tooth: An infected tooth might feel looser due to the surrounding bone being affected by the infection.

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