More Than 15 Million Root Canals Are Performed Every Year
When dental decay or infection reaches down into the tooth roots, it can cause excruciating pain. Without prompt treatment, not only does your tooth face extremely high risk of extraction, but you risk the infection spreading throughout the mouth to affect surrounding teeth and damage the jaw bone. To reduce your pain and save your tooth, Dr. Gordon Wilson may recommend a root canal, a common modern treatment similar to a filling.
Root Canals Stop the Pain and Save Your Tooth from Extraction
Like a filling, a root canal works by eliminating the infection and decay from the infected tooth and then restoring the area. Dr. Wilson will start your root canal by gently removing the infected pulp from within the tooth. He will then fill the tooth with a specialized filling compound that will strengthen and protect it from further infection or decay. This treatment effectively addresses:
- Tooth pain when biting, or toothache
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Broken, fractured or abscessed teeth
Timely Treatment Cuts Costs and Protects Your Smile from Further Damage
By treating your tooth as quickly as possible with a root canal, Dr. Wilson can save it from extraction, thus saving you from needing costly dental implants for tooth replacement. As a dental professional certified and trained by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Dentistry, Dr. Gordon Wilson has the skill and dental knowledge to save your tooth now and protect your smile for the future.