Could You Benefit from Root Canal Treatment?
By Green Bay Family Dental
May 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth pain   root canal  

The dentists at Green Bay Family Dental; Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist; and Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica root canalPasono, General Dentists, are experts in root canal treatment.
 
It’s important to understand that injured or diseased teeth won’t heal on their own. You do not want to wait this issue out. If you are experiencing a toothache this is considered a dental emergency that requires immediate care.
 
In the past, injured or diseased teeth frequently had to be removed. Today, they often can be saved through endodontic treatment. Also known as a root canal treatment, this procedure may be performed by a general dentist or a specialist called an endodontist. More than one office visit usually is required. A root canal treatment generally involves the removal and replacement of a tooth’s pulp. The pulp is soft tissue containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. The pulp is found in a canal that runs through the center of the hard tissue on the inside of the tooth (the dentin). The pulp extends from the pulp chamber in the crown down through the root canal to the tip of the root in the jawbone. A tooth has only one pulp chamber but may have more than one root and several root canals. If pulp becomes damaged through injury or disease and cannot repair itself, bacteria and their products can leak into the pulp and cause the pulp to die. If a root canal procedure is not performed, an abscess can form at the tip of the root and cause considerable pain. Even if there is no pain, the bone anchoring the tooth in the jaw can be damaged. Without treatment, the tooth may have to be extracted.
 
After the procedure is completed, the next step will be the preparation of a crown to be placed on the tooth. Crowns are made from a variety of materials, depending on the location of the tooth, the color of the tooth and the amount of natural tooth remaining. We will discuss which option is best for you.
Whether you are dealing with a tooth issue or just need to schedule your next routine checkups, our Green Bay, WI, dental team of Dr. Heidi Eggers-Ulve, Dr. Eric Ulve and Dr. Jessica Pasono is at your service. Call Green Bay Family Dental today.

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