Root canal therapy treats the center, or pulp, of a tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The
pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue.
Symptoms of infection include visible injury or swelling, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the
tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact Excellence Dental for a
Root canal therapy involves removing the pulp from the tooth chamber and canals. We then clean
the canals with a disinfecting solution. During your root canal therapy, we may provide local
anesthesia or sedation to ensure your complete comfort.
After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is
complete. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved
with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. Avoid chewing on the treated
tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact Excellence Dental.
Root canal therapy can help preserve your tooth for a lifetime. Contact our office today for a
consultation with Dr. Jennings Westrick.
2405 Post Rd #200
Stevens Point, WI 54481
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