Root canals are a necessary dental procedure that helps extend the life of a tooth, allowing you to avoid an extraction. If the roots of a tooth have become infected due to decay, injury, or other causes, a root canal can be performed to remove any bacteria and save the tooth.
At Sauk Trail Dental, we take extra care when performing root canals to ensure your comfort and safety during your time with us. If you need root canal care in Saukville, WI, contact us for more information.
Once you arrive at our dental office, Dr. Rosenberg will review your medical history and take X-rays to evaluate your condition accurately. During this time, he will also discuss any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
The dentist will then administers local anesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
During the actual root canal procedure, Dr. Rosenberg will use specialized tools to clean out the infected area of the tooth and remove any decay. He'll then fill the empty spaces to protect the tooth's root.
After your root canal is completed, Dr. Rosenberg will provide detailed post-treatment care recommendations to help you keep your teeth healthy and promote long-term success for the procedure.
Most people would rather save their natural teeth than have them extracted. That's why we offer root canals to preserve your tooth and avoid having to remove it altogether.
When done correctly, a root canal can prevent further damage from occurring and stop other problems from developing down the line. Since the procedure removes the cause of infection, bacteria have less opportunity to spread outwards or downwards.
A tooth treated with a root canal and restored with a dental crown or filling will maintain its natural appearance, contributing to a healthy and attractive smile.
Root canals are perfectly safe for any patient.
Stainless steel crowns are typically used to restore baby or primary teeth in children.
Generally, a root canal treatment can take between 30 minutes and 2 hours per visit. The therapy can be completed in one or two appointments.
On average, recovery from a root canal is relatively straightforward. However, following all aftercare instructions and being mindful of any post-procedure pain you may experience due to swelling or tenderness around the treatment area is essential. Dr. Neal Rosenberg recommends taking pain relievers for any discomfort to speed up your recovery process.
Root canals can save time and money. Root canal treatment can be more cost-effective than tooth extraction and replacement, particularly when considering long-term maintenance and replacement needs.
When properly placed and with good oral hygiene habits, dental crowns can last up to 15 years.
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