Got a serious toothache? It may be infected, and you may need a root canal to restore your smile and your bite, and avoid future complications. Contact Oakbrook Dental for a consultation today.
Relief From Pain & Discomfort
Minimally-Invasive Root Canals
Wondering why you should get a root canal in West Bend from Dr. Reema Patel or Dr. Pako Major? Getting immediate care for an infected tooth with a root canal has a wide variety of benefits.
An infected tooth can cause debilitating pain, but a root canal allows you to get relief and get back to your day-to-day life.
You can smile confidently once again, and chew and bite your favorite food without worrying about discomfort and sensitivity.
Untreated tooth infections can result in tooth loss, requiring complex and costly treatments like dental implants to restore your missing tooth. But with a root canal, you can avoid these complications and save time and money.
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Oakbrook Dental was such a great experience. When I first stepped foot into the office, Kim and Judy had a smile on their face and greeted me so kindly. I then met my dental assistant Laura who made me feel very relaxed and calm at my visit. She made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole appointment which I very much appreciate being as anxious as I am. I then met Dr. Patel who was amazing. She is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does and she made me feel very comfortable as well. I would recommend OakBrook Dental to everyone I know! :)
The most common sign of an infected tooth is a serious toothache that lasts 1-2 days or longer without getting better. You may also notice discoloration or inflammation of the gum tissue around the tooth, or a grayish discoloration of the tooth itself.
In addition to these signs, infected teeth are often more sensitive to hot and cold foods/drinks, and to the pressure of biting and chewing. If your tooth doesn’t ache, but still feels tender or painful when eating or chewing, it may be infected.
If you notice one or more of these issues, make sure you come and see Dr. Major or Dr. Patel for an appointment right away.
It may seem intimidating, but the root canal process is actually minimally-invasive, and quite simple to understand. First, Dr. Major or Dr. Patel will clean and numb your mouth to prepare you for the procedure.
Next, any damaged or decayed enamel will be drilled away from your tooth, and a hole will be made in the surface of the tooth. Through this hole, Dr. Patel or Dr. Major will use special tools to extract decayed pulp and tooth material.
Once the interior of the tooth has been cleaned, it will be flushed with disinfectant and then filled with a rubber-like material that helps support the tooth’s structure. Finally, the tooth will be restored with a filling or a temporary dental crown to protect it from further damage. You may need to come back into Oakbrook Dental for a permanent crown.
No. Root canals do not hurt. The process is minimally-invasive and your mouth will be completely numb during the process, so you won’t feel any pain. We even offer sedation dentistry at Oakbrook Dental, so Dr. Major or Dr. Patel can provide you with sedation and ensure that you feel absolutely no discomfort.