If you have had a root canal treatment, it is important that you provide excellent follow-up care for your tooth. At Johnson Creek Dental Group, you can receive a root canal in Watertown to save your damaged tooth.
A root canal in Watertown at our office, is effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. When you come to our office with a painful tooth, our dentist, either Dr. Shonna Jorgensen or Dr. Jonathon Melk, will assess your tooth problem, and provide you with a root canal treatment, if necessary. Once a root canal treatment is performed, the follow-up care of that you have for your tooth is extremely important to ensure that the root canal has the greatest chance for success. During the root canal treatment, all infected and damaged pulp is removed from the tooth. The tooth and root canal system our then thoroughly cleaned and sealed. However, the tooth can still be vulnerable to bacteria that enters the tooth. For this reason, you will want to make sure that you practice excellent oral hygiene so that the tooth stands a much smaller chance of being affected by plaque, tartar, and bacteria in the mouth. Several weeks after the root canal treatment, you will probably need to receive a porcelain crown to cover and protect the tooth. You will want to make sure that you receive the dental crown at the appropriate time, and that you do not stall when getting this done. Our dentist also may want to x-ray your tooth at some point to make sure that all infection has been removed from the tooth. Keeping your teeth and gums clean, will go a long way toward preventing any dental cavities, or any additional infection to the tooth. A tooth treated with a successful root canal procedure can last a lifetime in your mouth.
For an appointment to receive a root canal in Watertown at our dental practice, simply contact us. If you are experiencing tooth pain, let us know so that an immediate appointment can be arranged.