At South Milwaukee Family Dental, we will help preserve your natural teeth and avoid tooth extractions whenever possible. One of the best treatments for avoiding extractions is root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a successful treatment that removes the infection that is endangering your tooth and can help preserve your natural tooth for many more years. If you are in need of root canal therapy in South Milwaukee, WI, or would like a second opinion, call our team today to schedule your consultation!
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When a tooth is cracked or has a cavity, infection can reach the pulp of the tooth. When this occurs, you will begin to experience symptoms of a tooth infection. Once the pulp of a tooth is infected, root canal therapy is needed to remove all infection and prevent further dental issues. Left untreated, an infected tooth can lead to an abscess which can cause more pain and damage to your oral and overall health, as well as the complete death of the tooth, making extraction necessary. When root canal therapy is performed, your dentist will carefully remove all infection from the tooth and also remove the pulp of the tooth. The tooth will then be cleaned and sealed. A dental crown will be recommended following treatment to restore the function and appearance of the natural tooth.
Signs of a Tooth Infection
If you have a tooth infection, you may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Severe, Persistent Toothache
- Tooth Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Temperatures
- Sensitivity When Chewing or Biting
- Facial Swelling
- Tender, Swollen Lymph Nodes
Financial Options for Your Dental Needs
We strive to offer several financial options, so that you can choose the plan that works best for you. When you are in need of dental treatment such as root canal therapy, we don’t want you to have to postpone treatment due to financial struggles. We work with most PPO dental insurances, offer CareCredit for financing options and offer an in-house Membership Plan for patients with no insurance. We know the people of our community work hard. Each patient deserves quality dental care at a price that they can afford. Our finance team can help you find a way to get started on your dental care right away!