Some people hear the words “root canal” and cringe. Your Galesburg dentist and his team at The Dental Group of Galesburg have just the opposite reaction to endodontics – and so do patients who have had one with us! Root canals (endodontics) have an undeserved bad reputation, maybe because of the severe pain that comes from a tooth infection. But here’s the thing – root canals are designed to stop that pain and save your tooth.
That’s right. Let’s repeat that: Root canals don’t cause pain, they stop it!
Root canals are so effective because they clear away all the infected pulp inside your tooth, disinfect the interior, and then allow your tooth to be refilled with a special protective material. Once your tooth is completely free of harmful bacteria and infection, we will top your tooth with a CEREC® same-day crown so your tooth looks and feels as if nothing ever happened.
Keep an eye out for these tooth-infection symptoms…
- Prolonged toothache
- Severe sensitivity
- Pain when chewing
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Jaw tenderness
- Pimple-like eruptions on the gums
- A dark or discolored tooth
..and give us a call right away if you notice any of them. With endodontics and CEREC same-day crowns, we can save your tooth, stop your pain, and get you back to smiling again – fast