Root Canal Therapy in Oak Creek
Save Your Infected Tooth
If you have a serious, persistent toothache, you may be suffering from an infected tooth. An infection is a serious condition that requires root canal therapy to prevent further damage and preserve your tooth. At Oak Creek Dental Care, Dr. Saleki has years of experience with root canal therapy and can provide you with the care you need to save your tooth. If you think your tooth may be infected, don’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment right away.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure that is used to disinfect and repair your tooth if it has become infected. A tooth infection occurs when the enamel and dentin, which make up the hard, outer layers of your tooth, are damaged by a cavity or an injury. When this happens, bacteria reach the interior “pulp”, infecting the tooth and causing a toothache. A root canal is used to open up a tiny hole in the tooth and clean out the infected material, then disinfect it, essentially destroying the infection.
Understanding the Root Canal Treatment Process
To start the procedure, Dr. Saleki will numb your mouth and isolate the tooth with a dental dam to prevent the spread of bacteria. Next, a dental drill is used to remove damaged enamel and open a small hole in the tooth. Dr. Saleki will then use special dental tools to extract all of the damaged, decayed and infected material from the inside of the tooth. Once this is complete, he will fill up the empty space with a substance called “gutta-percha.” This material helps support the structure of the tooth. Finally, the tooth will be restored a filling or crown.
The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Save your natural tooth – Without proper treatment, an infected tooth will eventually die. A root canal allows you to save your natural tooth and restore its function and appearance.
- Avoid a more costly treatment – If you lose a tooth due to an infection, you will need to have it replaced with a partial denture, a dental implant, or a dental bridge, and these restorative treatments are much more expensive. A root canal is affordable and is almost always covered by your dental plan.
- Get relief from your toothache – Despite what you may have heard, the process of a root canal is virtually pain-free. In fact, it’s the best way to get relief from the pain and discomfort of a toothache.
Contact Us For An Emergency Appointment
If you have a serious toothache and believe you may have an infected tooth, this counts as a dental emergency. So don’t wait! The sooner you get treatment, the more likely you will be able to save your tooth. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (414) 762-9010, or stop by our office at 32 E Drexel Ave, Oak Creek, WI, 53154.