About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner portion of the tooth (also known as pulp) gets an infection, it can develop into a great deal of pain and the whole tooth will begin to die if the infected pulp is not removed. A root canal procedure by our dentists at DentalWorks Facility One in Brookfield,WI removes the contaminated pulp from the tooth, which can spare the tooth and allow proper restoration begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is extracted, a filling element can be added within the tooth otherwise a cap can be put on top of the tooth by our dentists. If the bacteria is not healed, other teeth can become infected, plus the bacterial infection may move into the blood and infect more areas of the body. At DentalWorks Facility One in Brookfield,WI, our dentists perform root canal treatments to assist patients and return their oral health.
"I will not go to any other place I love Kelli and Dr Adl I used to work with them and I've been their patients. I've seen both sides and they are amazing at what they do. I drive 45 minutes and pass dozens of dental offices but I only feel comfortable with these two. I've had filling I've had extractions done, cleanings and I'm about to be getting Invisalign next week I can't wait."- L.W. / Facebook / Sep 07, 2018
"Dr. Adl and the rest of the staff are the reason I continue to return for cleanings and restorative work. They make you feel comfortable and help to relieve any anxiety I previously felt with other dentists."- M.R. / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"As much as you can like a visit to the dentist!"- R.A. / Facebook / Jun 22, 2018
"New office and equipment, friendly staff and dentist, would recommend."- K.A. / Google / Jun 05, 2018
"Had to go for a root canal, which sounds miserable. The dentist put me at ease, made sure I was 100 percent comfortable the whole time, and it was a painless experience. I highly recommend this place, I'm almost looking forward to going back to complete the root canal."- S.S. / Google / May 05, 2018
What to Expect
A root canal procedure is most often completed with local anesthesia to numb the mouth, plus our dentists may combine sedation if needed. Our dentists will extract the pulp from the contaminated tooth or teeth, then our dentists will cover the tooth with a crown or add filling material. Certain patients are at a larger risk of catching an infection (generally patients with heart issues like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists will prescribe a course of antibiotics before and after the root canal therapy.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and get better at home, although a few sedation options may require the individual to have a reliable adult drive them home. Patients will have temporary numbness and certain patients may have minor discomfort that can often be fixed with an over-the-counter pain medication. If a temporary crown was put over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and bonded by our dentists at a second appointment. After a root canal, oral care consisting of brushing and flossing at home, in addition to visits to DentalWorks Facility One as recommended by our dentists are essential to preserve the strength of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal therapy is often covered to some extent by the patient's insurance, in some cases dental insurance may not cover extra expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at DentalWorks Facility One in Brookfield,WI accept many forms of payment and DentalWorks Facility One is able to help patients with applications for financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To get rid of your toothache and stop more severe dental issues, don't skip talking to our dentists about root canal procedures. With state-of-the-art dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at DentalWorks Facility One in Brookfield,WI, repairing an infected tooth doesn't have to be uncomfortable or lengthy.