Root canal therapy is an essential treatment method, but many people don’t know the facts about it. Don’t be misled by inaccurate stories that have given it a bad reputation. At Johnson Creek Dental Group, we are pleased to offer this non-surgical procedure as a safe, effective, and nearly painless way to rescue an infected tooth so that you will not have to lose it.
The reason for our Lake Mills root canal is that your tooth’s natural protective layers become breached, typically from either tooth decay, or a chip or crack. Tooth decay can form a large enough cavity to allow bacteria inside your tooth. And if you have an existing filling that becomes loose or falls out, your tooth is again vulnerable. Chips and cracks likewise pull down the barrier that stands between bacteria and the pulp of your tooth. The vast majority of the time, you will be alerted to the problem of an infection in your tooth by pain. You may notice it when you chew, and/or by applying pressure to the tooth. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks is common. Additional symptoms can include tooth discoloration and gum tenderness. Our Lake Mills root canal consists of numbing you with local anesthesia so that you are comfortable. The pulp and nerve are down at the base of the tooth, so drilling is necessary to reach it. Once there, the pulp and nerve are removed by our dentist and the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. When the tooth has healed fully, you will get a new crown placed on the tooth to restore it to full size and function.
If you suspect you may need our Lake Mills root canal, or you have any tooth pain whatsoever, then contact us right away to book an appointment with our office.