Root Canals in Rothschild
An infected tooth is a serious dental emergency. If your tooth becomes infected due to advanced tooth decay or cavities, it should be treated immediately. A gentle root canal from Dr. Skutak will restore your tooth’s health and ensure that its natural structure is preserved. If you are suffering from an infected tooth, call Skutak Dental today for quality care in Rothschild, Wausau, and Schofield.
Causes and Treatment
Root canals are a simple, straightforward, common procedure. A tooth becomes infected when the pulp, which supports the enamel and dentin of the tooth, becomes exposed to bacteria in the mouth. Over time, the infected tooth will essentially “rot” from the inside out, causing significant pain. If left untreated, an infected tooth will eventually fall out. A root canal treatment cleans the tooth and removes infected material, eliminating the infection and preserving the tooth.
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Root Canal Therapy Procedure
Root canal treatment is quite similar to a filling. Dr. Skutak will start by numbing the surrounding area to minimize pain and discomfort. Using small, specialized dental tools, she’ll remove the dental pulp and infected material from the inside of your tooth, and disinfect it. Your pulp is replaced with a material called “gutta percha”, that helps support the tooth structure after your treatment. To finish, your tooth is sealed with a filling or a crown.
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Benefits of Root Canals
Root canals have a number of benefits, including:
- Pain relief – Root canals provide relief from the pain of an infected tooth, which can be incredibly severe, and can even cause migraines. After a root canal, you won’t feel anymore pain from your infected tooth.
- Efficient treatment – A root canal typically takes only 1-2 hours, and you can even be sedated during the procedure at Skutak Dental to ensure your comfort.
- Affordable – Root canals are much more affordable than other restorative options that you may need if an infected tooth goes untreated, such as tooth extractions and dental implants.
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Come In Today!
If you think that you may have an infected tooth, don’t wait, and don’t let a painful tooth interfere with your daily life. With a root canal at Skutak Dental, you can get relief from the pain and ensure that your tooth remains intact and healthy for years to come.
Schedule your appointment today at (715) 355-4433. If you are experiencing significant pain and discomfort, you can also walk-in to our office at 700 Eagle Nest Boulevard, Suite E, Rothschild, WI 54474. Dr. Skutak always tries to see emergency patients as soon as possible!