Root Canal Treatment in Crystal Lake, Illinois

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Root Canal Treatment

Turn to Route 14 Dentistry for the comprehensive general and family dental care you can trust.

(815) 455-3368

Root canal treatment is a tooth-saving procedure that we perform to give our patients back their healthy smiles.

If you’re experiencing a severe toothache, call or visit us today. Dr. Moon and the Route 14 Dentistry team specialize in restorative dental care for patients of all ages. We are proud to restore teeth and save smiles with gentle, effective root canal treatment.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is a restorative treatment used to repair teeth. Dr. Moon performs root canals to save teeth in cases of:

  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Tooth infections
  • Severe dental injury

When teeth become badly damaged or infected, the material inside the tooth (called dental pulp) can break down and die. The dental pulp contains the tooth’s nerve, connective tissues, and blood vessels. As the pulp breaks down, it causes a painful abscess at the roots of the tooth.

Without treatment, the infection can worsen and spread until the tooth must be removed. We perform root canal treatment to save your teeth and keep your smile healthy.

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Here are some of the common signs that you may need a root canal:

  • Swelling in your face, jaw, or neck
  • Severe or persistent toothache
  • Drainage in the gums around the tooth
  • Sensitivity to temperature (hot or cold)
  • Sensitivity to pressure
  • Pain when eating or chewing
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
  • Tender or swollen gums

Are Root Canals Painful?

Root canals have a reputation for being painful. However, the pain associated with root canals is often caused by the infection rather than the treatment itself. Dr. Moon performs gentle root canals. Our team will do everything we can to make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.

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What Can I Expect During a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a safe, effective, and simple procedure. Before we begin any procedure, our team will thoroughly explain the diagnosis, the steps of the treatment, and exactly what to expect during the process.

  • Our team will take digital X-rays to determine the extent of your dental infection
  • Our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and prevent discomfort. We may also recommend sedation to ensure a completely relaxed and stress-free experience.
  • Once your mouth is numb, our dentist will create a small opening, remove the dental pulp from the inside of your tooth. This will clear out the infection.
  • The tooth will be filled and sealed to prevent future infection. If needed, our dentist will place a crown to restore the tooth’s strength and structure.

Do You Take Walk-ins and Same-day Appointments?

Yes, we accept walk-ins. Our team welcomes new and returning patients to visit us for all their dental care needs. For your convenience, we also offer same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits. Be sure to take advantage of our weekend and evening availability.

Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we are in-network with most major PPOs, including Delta Dental, MetLife, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Guardian, and Atena. We also offer affordable financing through in-house payment plans as well as CareCredit.

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You Can Trust Route 14 Dentistry
for Root Canal Treatment!

Route 14 Dentistry offers honest pricing, transparent results, and superior service. Root canals can help our patients restore their oral health and maintain their healthy smiles. Please come to visit or give us a call at (815) 455-3368.

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