Root canal therapy, often referred to simply as a root canal, is a specialized dental procedure falling under the category of endodontic therapy. It is typically recommended when the pulp and nerves of a tooth become infected or damaged. This damage can result from various factors such as deep decay or injury penetrating the tooth’s outer enamel layer. If left untreated, such infections can lead to the death of the tooth, making an extraction necessary. However, root canal treatment offers a way to salvage the tooth’s health and structure, preventing tooth extraction and allowing you to continue enjoying your natural teeth.

During a root canal procedure, our skilled dentist will carefully remove the infected or injured pulp and nerve tissues from inside the tooth. This process involves cleaning out the affected area thoroughly to eliminate bacteria and prevent further infection. Once cleaned, the tooth is filled with a medicated material to promote healing and prevent future infection.

Following the root canal procedure, the tooth is capped with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to restore its original shape, strength and functionality. This step not only reinforces the tooth but also protects it from further damage or infection.

Contrary to common beliefs and misconceptions, root canal therapy can often be completed with minimal discomfort. Advanced techniques, tools and the use of local anesthesia ensure that you experience little to no pain during the procedure. Our dentist and team prioritize your comfort and strive to create a pleasant and stress-free environment during every visit.

In most cases, a root canal can be completed in just one or two visits to McFarland Family Dental, making it a convenient and efficient treatment option for restoring dental health. Patients experiencing symptoms such as severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling or tenderness in the gums should seek prompt dental evaluation, as these could indicate the need for root canal therapy.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Leland Judd and learn more about root canal therapy in McFarland, Wisconsin, please call McFarland Family Dental at 608-838-9731 or text us at 855-868-0183. Our team is committed to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and a confident smile.

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