Did you know that over 40,000 root canals are performed in the U.S. every day? That adds up to more than 14 million teeth saved every year! Root canal therapy is typically the best way to save a tooth that has been significantly compromised by injury or decay; and thanks to advances in modern dentistry, getting a Racine root canal needn’t be a worrisome affair. At the office of Dr. Steven W. Campbell we provide precise and gentle care to ensure we keep your smile at its healthiest for years to come.
The nerves of your teeth are located beneath the outermost biting surface, within the tooth’s dental pulp. Infection or decay that extends into the tooth’s dental pulp can lead to oral pain, fever and swelling. A root canal involves removing the damaged dental pulp to avert or resolve infection, prevent subsequent damage to the involved tooth and alleviate the symptoms of a toothache. During a Racine root canal we’ll take great care to gently and thoroughly remove the damaged pulpal tissue from your tooth, then seal the canal to prevent reinfection. Once your root canal procedure is completed, Dr. Campbell will recommend the best way to restore the affected tooth so that it remains strong and functional. A crown or “cap” is usually recommended, to help rebuild the form and function of the tooth. After your procedure, your dentist will send you home with instructions on how to care for your tooth until your follow-up visit. A tooth with a root canal that has been fully restored can remain functional for a lifetime.
When you visit our office for a Racine root canal you’ll receive compassionate, personalized care from an experienced team of professionals. The care and comfort of our patients are our top priorities at our office. Dr. Campbell and his team will do their best to keep you informed and at ease throughout your treatment and will provide you with helpful guidance on how to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. To learn more about root canal therapy or to schedule an appointment, call today.