Wheaton Root Canal

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Root Canal!  Does that word scare you?  Root canals have been feared for generations.  However, most of that was due to issues that technology has long ago left behind.  Thanks to advancements in techniques and products, root canals are faster and more thorough.  As a result of these newer techniques and products chances of post procedural pain and complications has decreased, as well as the amount of time you spend in the dental chair.

What are the major signs of needing a root canal?

Do you have a tooth that is or has been hurting you? Is it sensitive to cold or hot beverages? Does it hurt to chew on it? These are all signs that a tooth may be in need of a root canal. Root canals are not as scary as you may have been led to believe.  In fact the painful part of a root canal is likely happening to you right now.  The root canal is what eliminates the pain, unless done incompletely which unfortunately happens quite a bit.

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Have you had a root canal and the tooth still hurts?

After a few days of healing a tooth should not continue to hurt.

What a Wheaton root canal done by Dr. Bauer looks like

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These images show Dr. Bauer’s root canals. Notice the number of canals (lines) that were treated on each tooth.  If your tooth still hurts there is a VERY GOOD chance anatomy was missed.

The images above show Dr. Bauer’s root canals and especially relevant, notice that they all have 4 or 5 lines.  Canals within the tooth that have been cleaned look like individual lines on the x-rays.  Upper molars nearly always have 4 canals and it is difficult to find the fourth one so many root canals only have 3 treated.  As a result it is very common for upper molar root canals to continue to hurt.  If your molar tooth still hurts after a root canal there is a VERY GOOD chance anatomy was missed and it doesn’t look like the x-rays above.

What are the symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal and what causes these symptoms to occur?

How do we do root canals?  What are the steps?

How much does a Wheaton root canal cost?

The fee in our office differs depending on which tooth we are treating.  Front teeth are always cheaper than back teeth because they are on average much easier.  A back tooth that needs a root canal will cost around $1200-1300 in our office.  When thinking of the cost, it’s important to find out what other procedures the dentist is recommending to keep the tooth.  A build up, or post, and a crown will often be done after the root canal, especially when talking about a back tooth.  A build up and crown will add $1,500-2,000 more to the cost of the procedure.  To check out a fair fee for your zip code you can check fair health consumer website.

Dr. Bauer is a licensed general dentist and is not a licensed specialist in endodontics so we can do both the root canal and your crown or build up filling at the same time. Give us a call today for a complimentary consult and evaluation of the area that is hurting you and let us get you out of pain.