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The Foehr Group
107 S. Prospect Road, Bloomington, IL 61704

Root Canal Therapy in Bloomington, IL

Root Canal Surgery Basics

When the vulnerable pulp inside your tooth becomes damaged beyond repair, root canal surgery can resolve your problem. Also called endodontic treatment, a root canal procedure removes the contents of a tooth’s pulp chamber, including blood vessels and nerve tissues. If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain because of diseased pulp, endodontic treatment can permanently relieve your symptoms and allow you to keep your natural tooth.

Is It Time for a Root Canal?

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms of dental disease, you may need to see your dentist for a root canal:

  • Persistent or severe tooth pain
  • Tooth pain when biting, chewing or clenching your teeth
  • Deep cavities or visible tooth discoloration
  • A tooth that is sensitive to temperature or touch
  • Tooth pain that interferes with sleep or disturbs normal functioning
  • Swelling of the gum tissues around the tooth

What Is a Root Canal Dentist?

Any qualified dentist can perform a root canal, but one who specializes in the procedure is called an endodontist. If your surgery is complicated or requires specialized expertise, your dentist may refer you to an endodontic specialist. Our skilled endodontic providers can help you with your treatment needs. Contact our office to learn more.

Understanding the Root Canal Procedure

The root canal surgery involves several steps and may require more than one visit to your dentist. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect:

  • First, your dentist will numb your tooth using a local anesthetic so that you won’t feel any pain.
  • Next, an opening will be made in the tooth crown to gain access to its pulp chamber.
  • The entire contents of the pulp chamber are removed, and your dentist cleans, shapes and disinfects the root canals beneath it.
  • The empty canals are filled with a rubbery substance called gutta-percha and carefully sealed.
  • The final step restores your tooth’s appearance and function with a root canal crown.

Dental Root Canal Cost Factors

Several factors can affect root canal cost, including the type of dentist performing the surgery, the degree of tooth damage, the location of the tooth in your jaw and your dental insurance coverage. The only way to obtain an accurate estimate is to schedule an endodontic evaluation. Our dentists can help you weigh your treatment options and answer your questions about the procedure.

Root Canal Variants

Most root canal treatments involve teeth in the back of your mouth called molars, but the surgery can also save front teeth. Less common alternatives to traditional root canals include the apicoectomy, which is the removal of a root tip left behind by previous treatment, and pediatric pulpotomy, which extracts the pulp tissues, but leaves tooth nerves intact.

Will Dental Root Canal Treatment Be Painful?

You may have heard rumors that root canal surgery is painful, but today’s dentistry eliminates both physical pain and mental distress with anesthetic options and sedation dentistry. If you need to get a root canal in Bloomington due to tooth pain or other symptoms, we can help by connecting you with an experienced and compassionate dentist. Call our office today to discover your path to relief.

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