Root Canal Therapy in Elm Grove

A nagging toothache can ruin anyone’s day, but if a painful or sensitive tooth is keeping you up at night give us a call at (262) 784-7770 for a proper assessment of your dental health. When a toothache or cavity leads to an infection in the inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment may be necessary to safely remove the cause of your pain and restore the health and comfort of your smile. At Honest Teeth, we focus on gentle dentistry and use a conservative approach to caring for your oral health. When you or a loved one comes in for root canal therapy, our process is gentle and effective to support a healthier and happier smile. 


What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment may be necessary when the soft inner layer of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected. This can occur as a result of a weakened tooth, deep dental caries (cavities), repeated dental procedures or a dental injury that allows for infection to access the inside layer of the tooth. To prevent infection, dental pain or loss of the affected tooth, it is highly advised to seek the help of a dentist or endodontist when a root canal is required.


How to Notice Early Signs of a Root Canal

The best way to prevent a root canal is to maintain a good dental hygiene routine by brushing and flossing daily and coming in every six months for a regular checkup. If you have noticed any changes in your dental health such as a sensitive tooth that is agitated by hot or cold foods, or gums that itch or bleed after brushing, it is recommended to come in for a dental exam. At Honest Teeth, we practice preventive and conservative dental care to support your teeth no matter what life brings your way. 

Your Appointment for Root Canal Therapy

Endodontic dentistry focuses on treating disease or damage that has affected the pulp of the tooth. At your appointment for root canal treatment, Dr. Meinerz will carefully numb the tooth to create a pain-free treatment process. Next, a small hole is made into the surface layer of the tooth to extract the infected pulp and remove the source of pain. The root canal is then cleaned and filled with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha to support the natural structure of the tooth. Finally, a dental filling or crown is used to protect the tooth with a proper sealant. 


Root Canals At Honest Teeth

From repairing small cavities with dental fillings to repairing tooth decay or a broken tooth with a strong dental crown, our staff at Honest Teeth strives to use the best materials and methods to provide gentle dental care. If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to the dentist or if you have noticed a change in your dental health, Dr. Meinerz and his team welcome you to a warm and supportive at Honest in Elm Grove. From celebrating no-cavity visits to gently restoring teeth, Honest Teeth’s family dentistry is honored to support your oral health and foster positive memories at the dentist. Call (262) 784-7770 to schedule your appointment.