Root Canal Therapy - Weston, WI
Root Canal Therapy Can Relieve Tooth Pain Caused by An Infection
Tooth Pain May be a Sign of Infection
Pain radiating from a tooth or your jaw is never normal and may be sign of an infection. Tooth infections typically result from untreated cavities or oral injury that damages a tooth. If left untreated, this can result in severe pain, a spread of the infection and even tooth loss.
Our experienced team typically treats infection with root canal therapy. Many people falsely associate root canals as being painful procedures, but their purpose is actually to relieve discomfort and save your tooth!
Symptoms of Tooth Infection
- Lingering toothache
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks
- Pain when eating or chewing
- Swelling in the face
- Swollen lymph nodes
The Root Canal Process
The first step when performing root canal treatment is to numb the infected tooth with a local anesthetic so that you feel little to no pain. We will then make a small opening in the crown of your tooth to access the pulp inside. The diseased pulp will be cleaned out from inside the tooth, and the chamber will be reshaped to hold a bio-compatible filling material called gutta-percha. A dental crown will then be placed over the treated tooth to restore function, protect the damaged area and restore the appearance of the tooth. After treatment, your tooth will be clear of infection and you should not experience any further pain.
You do not have to fear the dentist or worry about a painful procedure.
Enjoy Life Again Without Tooth Pain
By choosing to live with tooth pain and not receive treatment for an infection, you are likely to hurt your oral health in the future. At Dental Visions, you do not have to fear the dentist or worry about a painful procedure. Our doctors and staff are skilled in the treatment of tooth infection and have performed countless root canals. We will ensure that your root canal is as painless as possible with an outcome that leaves you without any lingering discomfort. We work with a state-of-the-art dental lab to ensure that your dental crown will be natural-looking and function just like a normal tooth in order to match your smile.