Root Canal

Dead Or Just Sick?

Since our teeth don’t grow like hair or fingernails, and the enamel is not comprised of living cells, sometimes we forget that they are alive. At David Rice DDS in Elgin, we can attest that they most certainly are: veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of

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Root Canal vs Dental Implant

When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by completing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are several factors that influence this determination. These include whether there is an infection in the surrounding bone, the amount

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Elgin Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At David A. Rice, D.D.S., we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our Elgin dentistry patients and many report minimal discomfort.

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Relieving Your Dental Anxiety At David A. Rice, D.D.S.

Hello St Charles IL dental blog visitors, welcome to the David A. Rice, D.D.S. blog. I am Dr. David Rice and I specialize in cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry. A close Elgin friend of mine recently expressed fears about her upcoming root canal. She was anxious about the pain she might experience and worried about

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3 Tooth Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Hello Illinois, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist-speak). The root canal may the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Elgin, St Charles IL, and Bartlett IL areas know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure. At the center

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Saving Teeth in Elgin

When a tooth is threatened by severe decay, periodontal disease, or damage from an injury, a skilled Elgin dentist or endodontist must make a judgment call concerning the course of treatment. If the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed, a root canal is often the only way to save the tooth. David Rice

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South Elgin Dentist: Calming Root Canal Fears

In South Elgin, a dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. David Rice DDS located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1, Elgin, Illinois 60123 tries to discourage that image with a comfortable staff and qualified dentists. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as a root canal, still carries a

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