Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, however, this will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery is used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still cause pain in the tooth. Damaged tooth root surfaces and the surrounding jaw bone may also be treated with endodontic surgery. An apicoectomy or root-end resection is the most common surgery preformed to save damaged teeth. Microsurgeries (using a surgical operating microscope) can save teeth by repairing defects in the roots that can increase the longevity of your natural implanted teeth.
Thank you for your interest in Advanced Endodontics PC a dental practice dedicated exclusively to quality endodontic care. Our entire staff is dedicated to the well being and the improvement of the dental health and care of every patient. We are available for our patients and their referring office to ensure that quality with gentle thoughtful care is experienced by all.
Our endodontic office is located in Gurnee, Illinois in the Greenleaf Center.
Our doctors are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE).We provide the highest quality standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We use the latest technology available including microscopes, loops, ultrasonics and digital radiography. We hope that the information provided here on this site may answer many of your questions about endodontic treatment.
If you would like additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us at 847-782-0048. We will respond promptly.
We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists. Our entire staff is dedicated to the well being and the improvement of the dental health and care of every patient. We are available for our patients and their referring office to ensure that quality with gentle thoughtful care is experienced by all. We hope that the information provided in our website answers many of the questions you have about endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) as well as the other services that we provide.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels at the center of your tooth. A root canal is needed when the pulp becomes infected. Infection of the pulp can cause swelling, sensitivity, and pain in the teeth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will likely refer you for non-surgical endodontic therapy. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. A permanent restoration such as a crown within a few weeks of endodontic treatment is a necessary component of the 95% successfully restored teeth. Our doctor and staff care for each patient with individual and gentle care.