We strive to provide safe treatments that fit you and your needs. When treatment goes beyond treating the surface of the tooth, our dentists and their team are there to offer effective, comfortable endodontic services in Gurnee, Illinois.
Endodontics treat the inner tissue of the tooth, beyond the surface and enamel. These layers are made of the tissue containing the nerves and supplying blood vessels. When this area becomes affected by disease, infection or injury, it risks the living tissue and cause result in what is commonly called “tooth death.” Before tooth death occurs, the patient is also affected by tooth sensitivity and other painful symptoms. At this stage, an endodontic treatment may be recommended, and a common endodontic treatment is a root canal. While they may have bad reputations as painful procedures, each Northwestern Dental Group root canal is carried out with patient comfort in mind and is designed to preserve as much of the tooth as possible.
During your endodontic treatment, the afflicted internal tissue will be cleaned and removed, leaving the healthy structure behind. This is then filled with a biocompatible material, then covered with a dental restoration, so that the tooth can return to full-function. For a better understanding of our endodontic treatments, reach out to our office team at 847-505-0775 or view the pages below: