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Root Canal Treatment in Waukegan, Illinois

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Root Canal Treatment in Waukegan, Illinois

Root canals are a tooth-saving procedure that we offer to help our patients find relief and maintain their beautiful smiles!

(847) 360-3045


Includes exam and 2 X-rays.

If you are suffering from a severe toothache, you can turn to Holy Family Dental Clinic. Our friendly, caring dental team performs root canal treatment to provide relief from painful symptoms and restore good oral health. For gentle, effective, and affordable dental care, you can trust your smile to your Waukgen dentists!

What is a Root Canal?

When food, tartar, and plaque builds up on your teeth, it can allow bacteria to grow and cause decay or infections. If tooth decay is untreated, it could lead to the death of the living tissue that keeps your tooth healthy, and you are at risk of losing your tooth. Likewise, if an infection is not treated immediately, it can spread and cause severe damage to your teeth, gums, jawbone, and your overall health. When you are experiencing such a severe degree of tooth decay or an infection, a root canal treatment can be one of the last options to save your tooth before it has to be extracted.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

If you have an infection due to severe tooth decay, you might experience the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothache
  • Tenderness in the tooth or gums
  • Swelling in the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Pain when biting down
  • Drainage

This occurs when the inside of your tooth, which contains a material called dental pulp, becomes infected. The dental pulp is where the nerves, blood vessels, roots, and soft tissues necessary to tooth development are.

A root canal treatment will be required to remove and treat the infection so your tooth can recover. If it is already too late and the tooth has died, it will need to be extracted and a replacement implanted. Our team performs root canals to save the tooth and avoid extraction whenever possible.

What Can I Expect During a Root Canal?

Our dentist will thoroughly exam your gum and teeth to locate the source of infection. X-rays will be taken to determine the extent of the infection and if it has extended to the jawbone. Once our doctor determines a root canal is necessary, we will do everything we can to schedule your procedure as soon as possible.

During your root canal procedure, local anesthesia will be injected to gums surrounding the affected tooth. This will numb your mouth and reduce any discomfort or pressure you may experience during treatment. Next, your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the root canal procedure. Our dentist will drill a small hole at the top of the tooth to expose the infected pulp. The pulp is removed and the infection is flushed to remove any bacteria and debris.

Finally, your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and dried and a dental filling is placed over the hole to seal it. In a few weeks, you will return so that a dental crown will be placed over your tooth to fully restore its strength, shape, and overall function.

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Do You Accept Insurance?

Yes, we do! Holy Family Dental Clinic accepts most major dental insurance plans. We also offer affordable patient financing options through CareCredit and Lending Point. Be sure to ask about our convenient in-house payment plans.

Do You Accept Same-day Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we do. At Holy Family Dental Clinic, we want to make sure you receive care when it’s most convenient for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments to accommodate your busy schedule. For convenient same-day dental care, call or visit your trusted local Waukegan dentists today!

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Convenient Scheduling

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Children's Play Area

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Multilingual Practice

Multilingual Practice

Our team speaks English, Spanish, and Hindi for your convenience.

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Comprehensive Dental Care

Comprehensive Dental Care

We welcome patients of all ages and care needs, including young children, seniors, and special needs patients.

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