Root Canal Arlington Heights, IL

Root Canal An Overview

Root canal therapy is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent further damage to your smile. Dr. Brent Engelberg and Dr. Jennifer Mullarkey will choose to save a natural tooth with root canal therapy whenever possible because it provides many benefits for long term dental health.

For many patients, the root canal procedure is an anxiety causing event. Root canal therapy, however is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent further damage to your smile.

"My dentist for 25 to 30 years was Dr. William Uhler. Bill eventually retired and sold his practice to Dr. Engleberg. Initially, I thought, " What the heck am I going to do if I have a tooth ache; if all my crowns, bridges and implants decide to retire with…Larry P.
"I have always mistrusted Dentist's in the past from some bad experiences. This office is the best ever. Words cannot describe how good it is. You just have to try it. Dr. Engleberg and staff will never try to "upsell" if you don't need it. I have told my friends…Glenn C.
"I have ONLY gone to this dentist my entire life (before Engelberg was Uhler). Dr. Engelberg is a great dentist and even better guy! I will be a patient for life because not only are the dentist great, but my dental hygenist Pam is THE best! See ya in FEB!"Matt G.
"I have been going to Dr. Engelberg since Dr. Uhler retired. I have only had positive experiences with him and have found his work and care to be of highest quality. My questions are always answered and I feel very safe and comfortable during all my visits. I find him…Roberta Z.
"Everyone is super friendly and the chairs even have massages in them! Truly a one of a kind dentist office, always have a very nice experience."Erica S.
"Dear Brent, As a busy home inspector it is sometimes difficult to find the time to maintain my oral hygiene. The flexible hours and electronic follow-up your office provides makes it much easier for me to schedule and keep appointments without having to worry about losing an inspection. After a…Thomas M.

Root Canal What to Expect

The root canal procedure involves removing the diseased tissue, called “pulp”, from inside of the tooth. The dentist will disinfect the tooth and fill it with a biocompatible material. The tooth is then sealed using a dental crown or filling to prevent future infection and provide long term stability.

A root canal is generally no more painful than having a filling placed. The pain caused by a root canal actually comes from the infection and pressure inside the tooth. Having a root canal procedure will relieve the pain and restore the tooth.

To strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy, Dr. Engelberg or Dr. Mullarkey may recommend the use of a dental crown. Custom fit and color matched to your natural teeth, a dental crown fits around the tooth like a cap and will support the long term health of the tooth.