Root Canal

Root Canal Procedures near Elgin, IL

Serving Downers Grove, Chicago, Schaumburg, and Surrounding Areas

Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected.

Inflammation can occur as a consequence of tooth decay or trauma from dental procedures, parafunctional habits or accidents. Infection of the dental pulp represents a natural progression of untreated inflammation. This simply means that the amount of bacteria that may be harbored within the tooth multiplies, causing pain or even an abscess. Dr. Jonathan Wong and our team of endodontists at Renovo Endodontic Studio can conveniently render this service for you at our Schaumburg, Elgin, or Downers Grove location.

Root Canal Retreatment

The overwhelming reason why your original root canal treatment may need to be retreated is because of persistent bacteria within the tooth. The following are potential causes for persistent bacteria inside the tooth:

  • The permanent restoration was not placed in a timely fashion, which re-contaminated the tooth due to leakage from saliva.
  • The natural tooth structure became decayed and allowed communication of bacteria with the root canal system.
  • Previously undetected canal space was not originally treated.
  • Previously treated canal space was not cleaned sufficiently.

Dr. Jonathan Wong and our team of endodontists at Renovo Endodontic Studio can conveniently render this service for you at our Schaumburg, Elgin, or Downers Grove location

Cracked Tooth

Fractures or cracks in a tooth initiate as a direct result from force that is placed on a tooth such as normal eating habits or parafuntion such as bruxism (grinding teeth). Additionally, fractures are classified into several different categories from minor (craze lines), which are superficial and usually only affect the appearance of the tooth to split teeth, or vertical root fractures, which would render a tooth non-salvageable. Patients who have such pathology may experience pain upon function with or without temperature sensitivity. Sometimes patients may experience no pain at all. In any event, it will require accurate diagnosing skills in order to determine if your cracked tooth can be saved based on the extent of the fracture.

Dr. Jonathan Wong and our team of endodontists at Renovo Endodontic Studio can conveniently render this service for you at our Schaumburg, Elgin, or Downers Grove location.