If you experience pain in your tooth when you eat something hot or cold, you may well have an infected tooth that needs root canal treatment. If the tooth is infected, or has decay which has spread to the pulp of the tooth, the only way the tooth can be saved is with a root canal treatment. If you are experiencing a painful tooth, you will want to come in to see our Elmhurst dentist as soon as possible so that your tooth situation can be evaluated and proper treatment can begin as soon as possible.
When you have tooth pain, you will want to contact our office for an emergency appointment. At our dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates, we will make every effort to see you on a same day basis. Our expert dentists are Dr. Michael Weiss and Dr. Beth B. Messenger. Once they have had a chance to meet with you and assess your individual situation, they will be able to let you know exactly what is causing your tooth pain and how it can be treated. If you have an infected tooth, it can only be saved using canal therapy. If this treatment is not performed the tooth will eventually fall out on its own. This is not a good thing to have happen because infection from the tooth can spread to other parts of your mouth or even to other parts of your body. For this reason, it is important to have the root canal therapy performed by our Elmhurst dentist, or have the tooth extracted.
During root canal therapy you will remain perfectly comfortable due to the advances in local anesthesia and in treatment techniques. The comfort and safety of our patients is always our number one priority. During the root canal treatment, the injured pulp will be removed, and the root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Hopefully, this will keep any new bacteria away from the tooth. Root canal therapy will take one or two visits depending on your individual situation. Once our dentist has a chance to review your tooth situation, our Elmhurst dentist will be able to let you know the chances of the root canal therapy being successful. Root canal treatment is generally successful in about 90% of cases. If you would like to meet with our dentist to determine the cause of your dental pain, we suggest that you contact our office and let our staff know the exact reason for your call. We will work very hard to make sure that you get in to see our dentist on a timely basis.