Emergency Dentistry in Palatine, IL, When You Need It

When it comes to urgent dental procedures, your family deserves attention from a dentist you can trust. That’s why so many locals rely on Total Dentistry for root canals and other important emergency services. Our staff has the experience, certifications, and skills needed to ensure your procedure is smooth and successful. Reach out today to find out more about our approach to emergency dentistry in Palatine, IL.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy becomes essential when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any other decay must be removed; the resulting space is filled with special medicated dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Root canals are the treatments of choice to save teeth that otherwise would die and need removing. Unfortunately, many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is a solution. What they don’t know is that extracting a tooth without some form of replacement will, much like an implant, ultimately cost more, as well as cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatments have high success rates and usually last a lifetime, although on occasion a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections. You can trust the dentists at our office to be there for you should that occur.

Signs & Symptoms of a Dental Emergency

  • Abscesses or Pimples On Gums
  • Tooth Sensitivity (Temperature)
  • Severe Toothache Pain
  • Swelling and/or Tenderness
  • Absence of Symptoms

Root Canal Causes

  • Decay is Affecting Tooth Pulp
  • Infection or Abscess have Developed inside the Tooth or at the Root Tip
  • Injury or Trauma to the Tooth
  • Fractured Tooth
  • Facial Swelling

About Your Root Canal Treatment

A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments. You will receive care instructions after each of your appointments. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.

Contact us today to learn more about root canal procedures, or to find out more about our approach to emergency dentistry. We proudly serve residents of Palatine, Illinois, and nearby areas.