Don’t suffer through tooth pain. The pain is a sign that something is wrong. For accurate diagnoses of dental disease in Streamwood, IL, turn to Eric W Bohl DDS. As a dentist with more than 35 years of experience, I have the skill and knowledge to find out what’s wrong, provide treatment, and relieve your pain.

It’s likely your aching tooth requires root canal treatment. Call my dental clinic right away to schedule an appointment so I can examine your tooth and start you on the path to recovery. After an exam, count on me to explain the situation, talk about treatment options, and provide capable and compassionate care.


Symptoms of an Infected Tooth

A root canal is a procedure that deals with inflammation or infection of dental pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth. The infection may be the result of decay, a crack in the tooth, an injury, or even a series of dental treatments. Your tooth lets you know when there’s a problem by displaying these warning signs:

  • Severe Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Swelling of the Gums & Lymph Nodes
  • Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Food or Drinks


What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?

The way to get relief from the pain that accompanies tooth infection, swelling, and tenderness is with a root canal procedure. During this treatment, a small opening is made in the tooth’s crown to insert tiny instruments that remove the infected pulp. After this, a temporary filling is placed until your new crown is ready. Once the crown comes from the dental lab, gutta-percha is used to fill the tooth and then it’s sealed. The final step is to place and secure the crown, so it covers the tooth.

The branch of dentistry that focuses on the soft tissue inside the tooth is called endodontics. Even though the tooth is damaged and the pulp removed, it can be restored to its normal appearance and function with effective treatment.


Contact me  today for root canal treatment that takes away the pain.

I proudly serve patients from Streamwood, Illinois, and the surrounding area.