Demystifying Root Canals

It is common for the public to view root canal procedures with some apprehension due to their reputation as being a major dental procedure. There should be no cause for worry: root canals in Lisle provide a safe and effective way to relieve pain and restore health in teeth compromised by infection or damage. Millions of teeth are treated with root canals each year, providing lasting relief and protecting smiles from further damage. 

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal treatment can greatly help those suffering from severe toothaches. This procedure, also known as endodontic therapy, is designed to remove bacteria from the infected root canal to protect the tooth from additional infection. It includes removing any inflamed or infected pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and filling and sealing it.

After undergoing a root canal procedure, individuals can experience relief from their discomfort and continued protection for their natural teeth. This type of therapy can ensure their teeth are kept healthy and strong. Root canal procedures are one of the most important tools available for saving teeth that may otherwise need extraction.

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What are Some Indications that a Root Canal May Be Necessary?

Do you have a tooth that has been reminding you of its presence? You may need root canal therapy. Some common indicators of needing a root canal include:

  • Tooth pain that won’t go away 
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods or drinks
  • Sensitivity when biting and chewing foods
  • Swollen gums 
  • Pain in the jaw or face

If you experience any of these symptoms, it might be time to make an appointment to take care of the problem before the infection gets worse. One of our experienced dentists will examine your tooth and identify what kind of treatment is needed, including possible root canal treatment in Naperville. Taking care of issues early is always better for your dental health in the long run.

Why Choose Us for Your Root Canal Therapy?

Dr. Paul has an extensive background in endodontics, having been an honors student and instructor at Loyola University. His expertise makes him a master of the art of performing root canals and other endodontic procedures. He uses rubber dams to protect patients from accidental swallowing of instruments and completes treatment with a crown for further protection. Root canals require one or more appointments depending on the severity of the case and the required healing time. However, sometimes it is possible to complete the treatment in just one sitting.

Ladone Family Dental: Treating Patients in the Western Suburbs  for Over 30 Years

At Ladone Family Dental, we are a family-oriented practice led by father and daughter Dr. Paul Ladone and Dr. Kelsey Ladone, carrying on the tradition of Dr. Paul's father. With over 30 years of experience between them, they provide exceptional dental care with strict attention to detail and are committed to providing patients with personal satisfaction from their artful treatment. Each patient's treatment plan is developed with them in mind first and our consultations are free. Take the first step toward a healthier mouth; schedule your appointment today for laser-enabled non-invasive tissue treatments or explore options for cosmetic dentistry such as veneers, crowns, bridges, or implants – we can help you not only improve your smile but your overall health.

Ladone Family Dental has been caring for families throughout the Western Suburbs, including the communities of Naperville, Lisle, and Wheaton for generations.

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What is the Recovery From a Root Canal?

Generally, the recovery from root canal treatment in Lisle is complete within several days. It's possible to experience mild soreness for a few days afterward, but this can be alleviated by using analgesics. Should your pain or discomfort persist for over one week after having undergone a root canal treatment, you should contact us immediately.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

A root canal is not more painful than other dental procedures since local anesthesia is administered during the process. Afterward, you may experience soreness for a few days and possibly mild discomfort. Once the numbness has worn off, usually two to four hours later, you can return to normal activities such as school or work. It is advised against eating until the numbness has fully worn off in order to avoid accidentally biting your tongue or cheek.

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