Treating Tooth Decay
By Paul Scholl, DDS
November 01, 2017
Category: dental procedures
Tags: tooth decay   root canal  

How a root canal from your dentist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin can save your tooth.

If you’ve ever felt the throbbing pain of tooth decay, chances are you’ve wanted to pull out the offending tooth yourself! Shallow tooth tooth decaydecay can often be treated with a filling, and the pain may go away too. Sometimes the pain doesn’t go away after a filling, and the pain may get worse. Fortunately, tooth pain can be relieved with root canal therapy. Dr. Paul Scholl at Art of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin wants to share how a root canal can save your smile.

Your tooth is composed of an outer layer, the enamel, which is the hardest substance in the human body, even harder than bone. Underneath the enamel is dentin. Dentin is protective, but not as hard as enamel. Underneath dentin is the innermost part of your tooth, known as the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber is where the nerves and blood supply to your tooth are located.

If you have deep dental decay that has reached the pulp of the tooth, you need a root canal or the tooth must be extracted. You may also need a root canal if your tooth doesn’t stop hurting even after a filling is placed.

Tooth pain happens when the tissue inside your tooth becomes inflamed. Fluid builds up, causing pressure and pain. The goal of root canal treatment is to eliminate pain and still allow you to keep your tooth. Root canal treatment works by removing the diseased and dead tissue from inside of your tooth.

It’s important to know that you may not always feel pain, but you may still need a root canal. Teeth can die and cause little to no symptoms. The only way you will know for sure if you need a root canal is to visit Dr. Scholl. He uses only the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques including digital x-rays, laser decay diagnosis and intra-oral cameras to provide the best treatment possible.

Root canal treatment is a highly effective way to repair damaged and decayed teeth and keep your smile intact. For more information about root canal therapy and other restorative and cosmetic dental treatments call Dr. Paul Scholl at Art of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Don’t wait, call today!

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