Root Canals

Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice performs root canals

At David Rice, DDS in Elgin, IL, we are committed to taking care of your teeth, as we know you are. We also know that no matter how well you take care of our teeth, there are things that can happen that are out of your control. It’s not just neglect that causes dental problems. When an individual has a deep crack in their tooth or severe decay or deep cavities the soft part of the tooth, also called the pulp, can be affected. When this happens a patient will surely experience pain and swelling. This is where endodontics comes in.

You may not be familiar with the term “endodontics”, but surely you’ve heard the terms root canals or root canal therapy. Endodontics refers to treatment and care of the soft tissue within the tooth as well as the tissue that surrounds the tooth root. Endodontics is an extremely important aspect of your overall dental care. Keeping the inside of your teeth healthy is as important as caring for the outside of your teeth. If you run into problems with the soft tissue inside your tooth, you may be a candidate for a root canal.

Root canals (using Real World Endodontics root canal techniques) are performed right in our office in Elgin. First, Dr. Rice will remove the affected soft tissue in the tooth’s root canal. Then the inside of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. That’s it! A the root canal procedure is actually fairly painless. David Rice, DDS patients indicate the Real World endodontics root canal technique produces about as much discomfort as a standard filling. Most importantly, with a root canal you will be able to save your tooth.

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Root Canals vs Extractions

Wouldn’t it be easier to pull the tooth than to have a root canal? Well, yes and no. Pulling your tooth is an easy solution for alleviation of pain, but only in the short term. The absence of the tooth will expose your gums and will almost certainly lead to shifting of the surrounding teeth. It’s always best to keep the teeth you have for as long as possible. With root canals performed using Real World Endodontics root canal technique, your once-infected teeth may even last you a lifetime. This is extremely important when you consider the immense impact your oral condition has on your overall health and well-being.

In the Elgin, Bartlett and St Charles IL area, come see Dr. David Rice to learn if root canals are the right option for you. He will discuss with you in length your viable options. Be assured, root canals performed in our Elgin office are a simple and virtually painless way of saving your tooth and providing alleviation of pain.

If you are experiencing oral pain and swelling give us a call today. At David Rice, DDS we have quick appointments and even offer emergency dental care so you will be sure to get the care you need at the time you need it!

I highly recommend Dr. Rice and his caring staff to anyone who suffers from anxiety or is just plain nervous about going to the dentist!
~ Michael R
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David A. Rice, DDS
Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice provides sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry services for the Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee and Gilberts, Illinois areas.
1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-741-2353847-741-2353 RiceDDS@gmail.com

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Testimonials

  • Dr. Rice, Just a few words to let you know how my dental visit was. This was my first visit with Dr. Rice, and staff. I was a bit apprehensive, but soon found out about there professional way in which I was not only treated, but I also found out, how much they cared about my personal health. Dr. Rice ever so calm, and understanding about your fear. If I have to do it over and choose a Dentist, or suggest to a friend, it would be Dr. Rice. He followed up with a phone call that evening, of my extraction of a wisdom tooth, and was concerned. For that I thank you! I hope I will not need him for anything in the near future, but his phone# is now in my memory dial. Regards, J.E. Small A 5 star Rating
    —J.E. Small
  • I’ve heard about oral sedation and had no idea how relaxed I’d be but really don’t remember anything other than sitting down in the chair. When they told me I was through, I felt so refreshed like I’d just finished a great nap.

    Scott B.

    —Scott B.
  • When my daughter told me I could nap while I had all the dental work I needed done, I thought she was teasing! Dr. Rice has proven to me that dental visits can be relaxing and I’m so glad I found him. I have two new bridges and porcelain crowns and feel like I look twenty years younger!

    Jean W.

    —Jean W.
  • I’m not fearful when it comes to dentistry, but my schedule doesn’t allow much time out of the office. Dr. Rice suggested oral sedation so we could combine several appointments into one, which worked out great. I wasn’t fatigued or drained at all after a 6 hour appointment and was thrilled with the results!

    Kelly B.

    —Kelly B.
  • I thought I’d never get over the trauma of having painful dental treatment as a teen. My teeth were in horrible shape and I couldn’t even bring myself to make an appointment. When I learned Dr. Rice could do my dentistry while I had twilight sleep, I at least wanted to talk to him. That’s all it took. He’s so kind and I immediately knew he would be the one who could help me get over my fears. Now, I’m so much better. Looking back, it all seems so silly but all I know is that my smile looks a million times better!

    Maureen S.

    —Maureen S.
  • The best thing about I.V. sedation is not remembering anything about my dental visit. After years of dreading everything about dental visits, Dr. Rice finally gave me a way to be there without even knowing it! My smile looks great now and I feel better knowing my mouth is finally healthy.

    Shannon C.

    —Shannon C.
  • Dr. Rice and Staff~

    I appreciate the wonderful treatment I have received while I was getting my dental work completed. You are knowledgeable, friendly, concerned and so is your staff.

    Sincerely,

    Kathy S.
    Elgin

    —Kathy S.
  • Dr. Rice~

    I would like to thank you for extracting my poor tooth and a wonderful repair and new addition to my denture. I found you to be very kind, honest and caring person with a good chair side manner. I found your staff very friendly and they made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. I look forward to your services in the future.

    Sincerely,

    Alexandra L.
    Huntley

    —Alexandra L.
  • Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful smile. I had not realized how self-conscience I had become over the look of my front teeth. Now I’m confident that my smile looks great! Also thank you for your enormous generosity! I truly appreciate it!

    Thanks again,

    Diane C.
    Schaumburg

    —Diana C.
  • Dear Dr. Rice and Shannon~

    Thanks so much for saving my smile. I am so grateful that you were willing to come into the office on your day off to help me.

    Sincerely,

    Marita S.
    Elgin

    —Marita S.
  • I always leave Dr. Rice's office feeling I've had the best up-to-date dental care possible. All questions are completely answered. Oral hygienists working in his practice routinely share the results of the newest studies in dental care. Dr. Rice has been my dentist for 22 years. He has seen me through root canals, crown work, old filling replacement, and repair of chipped teeth. I cannot imagine going to another dentist.

    Suzanne M.
    Hampshire

    —Suzanne M.
  • Excellent and professional care is given by the entire Rice Team, from receptionist, hygienist assistant, hygienist to the Doctor

    Wendy W.
    Lake In The Hills

    —Wendy W.
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for 15 years or more and find him and his staff to be excellent with their skill and chair-side manner. I never feel pressured to purchase services/treatments, that said it is their obligation to advise me on what is available. I feel that people need to remember that...just because the doctor tells you about options and how much those options cost does not mean they are trying to take advantage of you or trying to upsell you. I have never felt a hard sell approach from anyone in the office for anything. I have referred people to doctor Rice and will continue to do so because of his top notch dental care and his educational approach to dentistry.

    Julie P.
    Arlington Heights

    —Julie P.
  • Dear Dr. Rice

    My deepest, heartfelt thank you for your generous and kind “dental” donation to the poverty stricken people of Haiti. My MISSION TRIP is June 12-June 15 and I am so honored and blessed to be able to take the toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss that you so generously donated. I appreciate Chandra’s help and I look forward to sharing my “story” when I come in for my appointment in June. God Bless! Thank You!

    Sincerely,
    Mary A.
    Elgin

    —Mary A.
  • Dear Dr. Rice,

    Thank you so much for the dental work and teeth cleaning that was done on Christopher last week. I was greatly appreciated. Also, you have a great staff!

    Sincerely,
    Pat H.

    —Pat H.

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