Root Canal Treatment at Brodhagen Dental Care of Green Bay
Prevent Loss of Decaying or Damaged Teeth
Root canal or endodontic treatments offer hope for individuals whose tooth pulp is injured, infected or dead. Bacteria that enter your tooth through cavities, cracks or flawed fillings can cause them to become abscessed. When infection sets in the tooth pulp, it affects nerves and blood vessels that are responsible for health and growth. This results in swelling and pain and may lead to tooth loss or other serious issues. Timely intervention can prevent this from happening to you.
What should you know about root canal procedures?
- A dental examination and X-ray can help determine if you need endodontic treatment.
- You will be given a local anesthetic during the procedure which may take one to two appointments.
- The dentist will make a fine opening in the tooth to clean the infected area and enlarge the root canal system.
- On completion of the cleaning the canal will be sealed.
- The opening on the tooth will then be sealed with a temporary or permanent filling.
- The next step is tooth restoration with a crown or filling.
Although most root canal treatments are successful, in rare instances a second procedure may be necessary. Your dentist may also suggest root canal surgery if he/she feels that the regular treatment may not work for you.
Root Canal Treatment for Green Bay Area Families
People of all ages who need root canal procedures feel comfortable with Brodhagen Dental Care’s professional team of dentists and their experienced care. Brodhagen Dental Care offers premium facilities to meet the diverse treatment needs from children to seniors.
Patient comfort and confidence impact positive outcomes. We believe that an informed patient is a confident one. Our dentists performing root canals always take the time to explain your condition and treatment options so that you can make the right decisions about your dental health. We understand that pain tolerance varies and offer sedation dentistry to make it a pain-free dental procedure when necessary.
Severe toothache when chewing or at the least bit of pressure, prolonged sensitivity, tooth discoloration, and/or swelling and tenderness in the gums could be a sign that you need root canal treatment. With the proper care, a tooth that has had root canal treatment can function well for years, even a lifetime. Our team at Brodhagen emphasizes dental education and proper nutrition so that you can maintain optimal oral health.
Phone 920-499-2121 for an initial consultation, an appointment, or for more information about our root canal procedure. You can also make an appointment here.