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Moline, East Moline, Rock Island and all surrounding Quad City areas.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

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Moline, IL FAQ's | LJ Dentistry

We understand that you may have questions when it comes to your dental treatment and care. We want you to feel comfortable about your procedures, and our friendly staff is happy to answer any of your questions.

Here are a few of the most common questions that we hear; however, please feel free to call us if your question is not answered here.

Root Canal Therapy

Man in Tooth Pain | Root Canals Moline, ILRoot canals often get a bad rap for being complicated and painful but they are normally trouble-free procedures. 

Root canal therapy or endodontics is the specialty in dentistry that treats the soft tissue, also known as the pulp, and small passages called canals that house the blood vessels and nerves. The need for a root canal comes when the pulp becomes inflamed for any reason such as trauma to the tooth or when decay reaches the nerve and causes the tissue to become necrotic.  When this happens, you more than likely get a toothache and sometimes even swelling and/or an abscess. This is where the notion of root canals being painful comes from because often needing the procedure is more painful than the actual treatment itself.

Painless Root Canals in Moline, IL 

So, are root canals in Moline, IL painful? The short answer is no, they are not. However, the sensitivity you may have before and the possibility of feeling “bruised” afterwards can cause some discomfort. Endodontists are in the business of pain relieve and will advise you on how to stay comfortable while the tooth and surrounding structures heal.

Contact our dentist in Moline, IL for questions regarding root canal treatment. If you are ready to schedule your next appointment at LJ Dentistry, give our office in 61265 a call at (309) 764-3242. 


Woman with tooth pain | Root Canals Moline ILIs your tooth feeling sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures? Do you sometimes feel tenderness when you bite down or chew? These symptoms may be indicating that there's decay in your tooth. Even if the pain goes away quickly, this is the best time to contact your dentist because you may be able to alleviate the problem with a simple dental filling.

Do Not Wait To Relieve Tooth Pain! 

If decay is allowed to progress, it makes its way into the nerve of your tooth. Now you're probably experiencing pain that is much more severe and doesn't go away when you take Ibuprofen. By this time, it's likely that the decay has caused an infection in your tooth, which is the cause of your discomfort.

How do root canals in Moline, IL work?

If your tooth is infected, Dr. Lemon or Dr. Jackson will need to perform root canal therapy to eliminate your infection and alleviate your pain. The entire area around your tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't feel anything during your procedure. Root canals in Moline, IL can help to preserve your natural tooth. Any infection left untreated can result in tooth loss.

If you are feeling dental sensitivity or pain, please contact our 61265 dentist office to schedule an examination.

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