Root Canals Rockford IL

A root canal, also known as root canal therapy, is a dental procedure that entails treating the pulp of a tooth that has become infected. The pulp, which is made up of living connective tissue, can get infected when a tooth is cracked, or a cavity has progressed to the point that the infection has entered the pulp.

Root Canals at Padron Dental in Rockford

A root canal, also known as root canal therapy, is a dental procedure that entails treating the pulp of a tooth that has become infected. The pulp, which is made up of living connective tissue, can get infected when a tooth is cracked, or a cavity has progressed to the point that the infection has entered the pulp.

A root canal is unfortunately a common procedure and is the only way to save a natural tooth once the bacteria has infected the pulp. If the tooth is not treated with a root canal, the final option will be an extraction.

The entire team at Padron Dental enjoy helping people in a field where they can apply knowledge, art, science, and beauty. Padron Dental specializes in prosthodontics, which is the treatment and handling of dental and facial problems that involve restoring missing tooth and jaw structure. A prosthodontist is highly trained in cosmetics, dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, temporomandibular disorders (TMJ/TMD), and more. We offer you comprehensive dental care in the convenience of one location utilizing the latest techniques in cosmetic, preventative, restorative, and implant dentistry. Call us today at 815-397-3820 to schedule your appointment to evaluate whether you might benefit from a root canal. We are conveniently located at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107.

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Are You a Candidate for a Root Canal?

To recognize if you might need a root canal, it is first necessary to understand the symptoms of the pulp of a tooth that is becoming infected.

First, it will be obvious to you that there is something wrong once the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. This is because you most likely will be experiencing a great deal of discomfort, or even serious pain.

Some of the symptoms of an infected root pulp include:

  • A severe, throbbing toothache.
  • Inflammation of the gums.
  • Pain when you apply pressure to the tooth.
  • Pain while attempting to bite and chew.
  • Visible changes in the shade or color of the tooth.
  • An extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods.

If you have any of these symptoms, you should call for an appointment with Padron Dental as soon as you can.

It is also important to understand why a root canal will need to be done. Several of these reasons include:

  • The result of an infection.
  • There was trauma to the tooth.
  • The tooth is experiencing decay.
  • There is a fracture in the tooth.
  • There is a dead nerve in the tooth.

Do not allow the issue to persist any longer than it needs to. Take care of your infected tooth as soon as you can.

The Root Canal Procedure

The first step of a root canal is to visit Vita Dental for an examination. At this evaluation we will look at the tooth and determine what the primary issue is. If it is just some minor decay, you may simply need the decay removed and a cavity filled. If the pulp has become infected, though, we will need to decide whether the tooth can be saved.

Once we make the decision to proceed with a root canal, we will start by first administering a local anesthesia to the immediate area to relieve and prevent any discomfort. Once the tooth is adequately numb, we will drill a small hole in the top of the tooth and remove all the damaged pulp from the pulp chamber and the roots. We will next disinfect the root canal system. After the inside pulp chamber and the roots of the tooth are clean, a rubbery like substance will be used to fill the entire cleaned system. We then seal the tooth to prevent any further infection. If the tooth had a significant amount of decay, Padron Dental might recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth to maintain the strength of the tooth.

A root canal can be completed in one visit, but it might take more than one visit depending on the amount and type of treatment that is required.

Is a Root Canal Procedure Painful?

Everything being relative, having an infection in the pulp of a tooth can be quite painful, and the actual procedure to remove the infection is relatively painless. Do not allow the thought and fear of a root canal prevent you from getting the proper care that your tooth needs. If you do not get a root canal, you risk a strong possibility that the tooth becomes damaged to the point where it can no longer be repaired and saved. At this point, your only option will be extraction.

Dr. Adriana padraon

Dr. Adriana Padron

Dr. Adriana Padron was born in Venezuela, and is a fourth generation dentist from both sides of her family. Since she was a child, she always showed interest in dentistry and became one when she graduated first in her class from El Bosque University in Bogota, Colombia in 2006.

A Pulpotomy

Pulpotomy is the dental expression used for a root canal for a child. Understand that your child’s primary teeth are still softer than your teeth, and therefore are more susceptible to decay. Because of this, they are also more likely to get a tooth infection. A pulpotomy is a similar procedure to a root canal for an adult. Padron Dental will decide if pulpotomy is necessary for your child by examining the tooth for decay and infection.

You can Prevent a Root Canal

A root canal can usually be avoided with your proper oral care. By simply brushing your teeth twice every day, flossing and rinsing out your mouth at least once a day, you can prevent unnecessary infections and tooth decay. If you do notice any discomfort, pressure or swelling in or around a tooth, call and make an appointment as soon as possible.

It is also essential to visit Padron Dental at least twice a year to compliment your preventative care. During these regular checkups, we will be able to identify any cavities that might be forming. We can fill the cavities at this time as well. This will help you to avoid needing a root canal therapy later.

Proper Aftercare Following a Root Canal

There is no specific type of aftercare that is necessary after a root canal. It is important, though, for you to contact Padron Dental if you experience any complications after your procedure. If you notice any pain, swelling or pressure that persists for a few days, this might be from a lingering infection. Call us to make an appointment if this is the case.

Padron Dental Provides a Dental Experience that is Comfortable and Efficient

The team at Padron Dental will make your visit easy and comfortable.  It is important to us at Padron Dental to provide each patient with the best dental experience possible. Therefore, we keep up to date on the latest dental technologies and techniques, to ensure that your root canal treatment is not only effective, but comfortable as well. Whether you need a dental cleaning and exam or an advanced dental implant procedure, we provide you with compassion and expertise. We have brightened the lives and smiles of many patients. Let us brighten yours! You can find us at 1646 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. Or simply give us a call at 815-397-3820 to get your appointment scheduled.