Sometimes a tooth becomes badly decayed or infected, and we need to save the tooth before it is too late. In order to save the tooth, Dr. David A. Browne is happy to offer root canal treatment in McHenry, Illinois, for your convenience.

If you suffer from the following symptoms, we invite you to give us a call as soon as you can:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Severe toothache when you chew or apply pressure
  • Swelling or tenderness in the nearby areas
  • A recurring pimple on the nearby gums

If you do not come and see us right away, the swelling could spread to other areas of your body, you could lose bone along the tip of your root, or drainage problems could occur, which is the formation of holes along the surfaces of your tooth.

The process of root canal treatment first begins with your dentist at David A. Browne, DDS, PC numbing your tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. When your mouth is numb, he will drill a hole into the tooth and will remove the harmful and affected substances from the tooth. Once the tooth is clear, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth and will insert root canal medications to promote healing. Then, he will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with a dental filling. If it is needed, a dental crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it.

For more information on root canal treatment, call our office today!