Dr. John Keller, DDS
Roscoe IL Dentist

Root Canals

Root canals are performed to save teeth. Though generally a last resort, these simple and common procedures help to restore the health of badly-infected teeth, as well as your repair your overall oral health.

A root canal treatment is performed to remove a tooth’s damaged and infected tissue and nerve from its core. This helps to stop the pain and swelling the infected tissue can cause and to save the overall structure and functionality of the tooth.

We then clean, fill and seal the tooth, restoring its natural function and preventing the reentry of any harmful materials, such as bacteria. The procedure is usually performed with a local anesthetic. Over-the-counter medication, such as ibuprofen, is often recommended to prevent any future pain or discomfort.

We work to take the anxiety and fear out of root canal treatments. We are sensitive to our patients’ comfort and relaxation, and we will always provide this treatment in a safe and soothing environment. We also use the latest in dental technology and method to make root canals as fast, precise and painless as possible. Your dental health and your peace-of-mind are always our highest priorities.

Pain or swelling in your face, neck or gums, as well as the appearance of abscesses, are potential signs of an infected tooth or gums. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms you may require a root canal treatment. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.