Root Canals in Wauwatosa
Do You Need a Root Canal?
What is a Root Canal?
This can cause a tooth infection that results in a painful toothache and other unpleasant symptoms. If left untreated, an infection can eventually cause your tooth to fall out. A root canal is used to remove the infected material, sanitize the area, and eliminate the source of the infection. Ultimately, this preserves your tooth and prevents further damage and decay.
What Are the Signs of an Infected Tooth?
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
Once all of the infected and decayed tooth pulp and other material is removed and the area is cleaned, a rubbery material called gutta-percha is used to replace the empty area where the damaged pulp used to be, providing structure and support. In some cases, a temporary filling or crown will be placed to protect your tooth, and when you come back for your follow-up appointment, a permanent crown will be placed.