Chicago Root Canals

Root Canals in Andersonville

If you have a serious toothache in Andersonville, you may have an infected tooth and require a root canal. Root canals are the best way to restore teeth that have become infected due to cavities or oral injuries. Dr. Kapil Kella can remove the infection, restore your tooth, and get you back to your day-to-day life in just a single appointment. To learn more, schedule your appointment at Lakeshore Dental Studio today.

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Protect & Restore Infected Teeth

Infected teeth can cause excruciating pain and discomfort, which can interfere with your day-to-day life
If left untreated, an infected tooth will continue to get worse until the tooth dies and requires extraction and replacement
A root canal is the best way to eliminate infected material from the inside of your tooth and protect it from further damage and infection
Early intervention with root canal therapy ensures that your tooth can be restored. This saves you time and money compared to replacing it with a denture, dental bridge or dental implant

What Is a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy, or a “root canal” for short, is a procedure used to restore teeth that have become infected. Teeth become infected when an oral injury or tooth decay destroys the outer layers of enamel and dentin, exposing the pulp inside your tooth to oral bacteria.

The pulp is full of nerves and blood vessels that support your tooth. As bacteria infect your pulp, it will begin to deteriorate and die. This will eventually result in the death of the tooth. 

However, a root canal can be used to halt this process. By opening up a hole in the tooth, Dr. Kapil Kella can extract decayed and damaged material. Then, the tooth will be flushed, filled, and capped with a filling or a crown to prevent further damage.

What Are the Signs That I Need a Root Canal?

A serious toothache that lasts more than 1-2 days is the most common sign that you have an infected tooth. Your tooth may also feel more sensitive to heat and cold, and to the pressure of chewing and biting. 

In addition, you may notice inflammation and discoloration of the gum tissue near the affected tooth. In severe cases, the tooth itself may look discolored, grayish, or “bruised.”

What Can I Expect From the Root Canal Process?

The process takes only a single appointment at Lakeshore Dental Studio. Dr. Kapil Kella will begin by numbing and cleaning the treatment area and isolating the infected tooth with a rubber dental dam to prevent the spread of bacteria throughout your mouth.

Once your mouth is numb, he will use a dental drill to create a small opening in the tooth. Next, he will extract all of the decayed and damaged pulp with dental tools. The tooth will be flushed with disinfectant to destroy any remaining bacteria. Then, Dr. Kella will fill the tooth with an inert, rubbery material, and restore it with a filling or a crown.

How Long Does It Take to Heal From a Root Canal?

There is no long recovery period or healing process for a root canal. The procedure is straight-forward and similar to having a cavity filled. You may experience a little bit of tenderness near your tooth for a few days after your procedure, but this will go away quickly.

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Elizabeth Hathaway

"I've seen Dr. Kella a few times to get a crown and have some cavities filled. After my first visit, he and his staff were up front about the work I would need done and how much it would cost. There were no financial surprises. He and his staff are friendly and professional. My appointments always start on time. The quality of the dental work has been excellent as well. I also feel the office is managing COVID concerns and precautions well. They have it coordinated so that I'm not running into other patients in the waiting room or hallway. They take my temperature, provide hand sanitizer, and do a pre-appt questionnaire. I would absolutely recommend this office!"



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