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By Geary Dentistry
April 29, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats the infected soft pulp tissue inside your tooth. It is not a painful treatment and, actually, root canalrelieves tooth pain. Dr. Terence Geary and Dr. Mary Eileen Geary at Geary Dentistry, located in Brookfield, WI, can help relieve your toothache.

More About Root Canal Treatment

Nerves are located in the pulp tissue, which consists of blood vessels and connective tissue. When the pulp is infected and inflamed, you feel intense pain. If you don't seek treatment from your dentist, you may suffer from a dental abscess or jaw infection.

If you allow dental decay to persist, you may lose your tooth, which will cause tooth migration or shifting. That may result in difficulties in chewing and other functions.

Causes of Root Canal Problems

  • A deep tooth decay infection
  • Untreated dental cavities
  • Chipped or cracked teeth because of trauma
  • An opening in the protective enamel coating

Root Canal Therapy Procedure

  • Your Brookfield, WI, dentist must first examine your teeth
  • An anesthetic is administered to before the procedure begins
  • A small opening is made in the tooth surface so your dentist can access to the pulp and root canals.
  • Tiny instruments and a microscope enter the narrow passageways to clean and disinfect the canals.
  • Inert, biocompatible material fills the canal to prevent bacteria from entering and causing future infection
  • A crown is placed over the crown to complete restoration
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers provide relief for post-procedural discomfort

Caring for Your Smile

  • Brush your teeth, at least twice a day
  • Floss your teeth, at least once a day
  • Visit Dr. Terence and Mary Eileen Geary twice a year for an examination and dental cleaning
  • Eat healthier and avoid sugary food

If you have any questions about root canal therapy, you should call (262) 860-1500 to schedule an appointment at Geary Dentistry, located in Brookfield, WI, today!