If you have a toothache that doesn’t go away after a day or two, something is wrong with your tooth. Pain is the body’s way of signaling that there’s an issue, and you should not ignore your tooth pain. Toothaches can be caused by a lot of things, but infected teeth are the most common cause of this issue.
Teeth become infected when the outer layers of enamel and dentin are severely compromised, usually by dental trauma or untreated tooth decay. This exposes the pulp that keeps your tooth alive. When the pulp becomes infected, you’ll feel a lot of pain, since it is full of delicate blood vessels and nerves. If you think you have a toothache in New Berlin, don’t wait. Contact Willow Dental to get the treatment you need from Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich.
To begin your appointment, Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich will examine your mouth and the affected tooth to determine if it’s infected, and if a root canal is necessary. If you need a root canal, you may get treatment right away or you may need to schedule a follow-up, depending on the situation.
To begin the root canal process, the tooth will be cleaned and numbed, then trimmed to remove damaged material. An opening will be made in the tooth to allow Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich to access the interior and clean out the pulp.
Using a variety of special dental tools, all of the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth will be extracted. Then, the interior of the tooth will be disinfected and filled with a substance that keeps the tooth strong and replaces the pulp.
As the final step, a filling or a crown will be placed to cover up and restore the tooth. Fillings are usually used for front teeth, with crowns recommended for back teeth due to their superior strength.
Rear teeth tend to be more likely to get infected. This is because they are often harder to clean, and have naturally deep pits and grooves that help you chew food. Unfortunately, this also means food, bacteria, and acid are more likely to build up, leading to a tooth infection with improper dental care.
We offer root canals for posterior teeth, and both Dr. Dwan and Dr. Jacomet have years of endodontic experience, ensuring you get a great result.
Many dentists don’t offer root canals for anterior (front) teeth. They are harder to treat, since an opening must be made in the back surface of the tooth in order to access the pulp. Some dentists refer anterior root canals to specialist endodontists.
But that’s not the case at our office. Drs. Jake Jacomet, Nicholas Dwan, or Andrea Emmerich can treat root canals in all of your teeth, and this includes the front teeth. Get the care you need in New Berlin from Willow Dental.