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No More Pain: When It's Time for a Root Canal

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Don’t let the rumors fool you when it comes to root canals and their association with pain. Root canals relieve rather than cause pain and can help save your tooth when treated promptly. We welcome dental emergencies and provide comfortable root canals in our Springfield dental office.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

The only way to know for sure if you need root canal treatment is with a dental exam, which will require an x-ray and diagnosis from Dr. Shane Ruggless. Dr. Ruggless understands that meeting for the first time during a toothache is not ideal and will put you at ease immediately with his experience, skill, and kind nature.

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Do You Have a Dead Tooth?

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A dead tooth sounds like a big problem, and it can be, but if you want a dentist in Springfield, IL to find a solution, Dr. Shane Ruggless can help. A dead tooth does not necessarily mean a dental extraction; in fact, that is the last resort.

Teeth consist of three parts: enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp is composed of nerves and blood vessels. A dead tooth means it no longer receives the blood supply to keep it vital. This can result in two main symptoms:

Tooth discoloration – The lack of blood supply may cause the tooth to become gray or dark in color.

Pain and inflammation – Bacteria that reach ...

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5 Self-Care Tips Following a Root Canal

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Having a root canal can save a tooth from requiring an extraction by removing bacteria and infection from inside your tooth. We offer comfortable root canals here in our Springfield dental office. Opting for a root canal instead of an extraction can dramatically extend the life of your tooth.

The proper care is essential to keeping your root canal tooth healthy. Here are s self-care tips to help you take care of yourself.

Take the Proper Pain Medication

Root canal treatment relieves pain, but you may still have some discomfort immediately following treatment as your body takes over the healing process. In most cases, over-the-counter pain medication will be enough to keep ...

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What to Expect During a Root Canal

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Root canals need to be performed when a tooth has experienced severe decay, past the point of a regular cavity. While a normal cavity can be addressed with a filling, which is a fairly fast and affordable process, if a tooth becomes more severely decayed, a root canal is a more in-depth procedure. That being said, it's still common, and being informed about what you can expect is the best way to ensure your comfort during the treatment!

Your Root Canal Procedure

As with any dental procedure, the process can vary based on your unique needs. However, there's a few things you can definitely expect during a root canal. Many ...

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