Endodontic care is something that you can trust Porter Dental Center with in Lockport.
Endodontics is the treatment of the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. Our endodontic specialists are Lockport’s choice for quality care delivered with compassion. Through ongoing training and continuing education, we bring you the most advanced treatments, including root canal therapy, care for traumatic dental injuries, endodontic surgery, and more.
Root canal therapy
Root canal treatments can save damaged teeth and prevent toothaches. Our endodontists remove infected material from your tooth, clean the area, and seal it to prevent further damage.
If you are experiencing pain in a tooth that you previously had a root canal on, our endodontic specialists can perform endodontic retreatment to save the tooth. Whether the tooth became reinfected, the crown broke, or the tooth is fractured, we can fix problems and help you retain a healthy smile.
From chipped and lost teeth to fractures and other dental injuries, our experienced endodontists can quickly repair oral trauma caused by accidents or sports-related injuries.
Apicoectomy (endodontic surgery)
Like all dentistry and medical procedures, sometimes things do not heal as they should following the procedure. For example, if root canal therapy doesn't heal an infected or damaged tooth, an apicoectomy may be needed to treat remaining infection, hidden fractures, or damaged root surfaces.
Consult with us
At Porter Dental Center, we have endodontic specialists you can trust as well as state-of-the-art technology, like an iTero Element scanner. We create digital models of every patient’s mouth to diagnose and create personalized treatment plans, ensuring that no matter your issue, relief is on its way. Call 815-552-2360 today to make an appointment!
Root Canal Therapy
According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road.
A root canal is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerves. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.
Other Things You Should Know
Endodontics is the treatment of the pulp and surrounding tissues of a tooth. When bacteria affects the pulp of a tooth due to tooth decay caused by periodontal disease, a tooth fracture, or other issues, this can cause severe damage to a tooth's pulp. When this happens, treatment requires having an experienced endodontist remove the infected pulp surrounding the tooth, thoroughly cleaning the area, and sealing the tooth with a filling to prevent further damage. Additional endodontic therapy/retreatment may be required to save and restore a tooth.
At Porter Dental Center, our endodontists are passionate about saving as many of our patients' natural teeth as we can! Do you have a toothache or decaying teeth? You may be a good candidate for endodontic therapy. Call Porter Dental Center at 815-552-2360 today to schedule endodontic treatment in Lockport, Illinois!