Gilling Dental located in Marion, WI is proud to provide a variety of dental specialties, including endodontics. Endodontics is a specialty practice of dentistry that focuses on repairing and treating a tooth's dental pulp. When a pulp becomes infected, endodontic care is needed to help save the tooth. Dentists who perform endodontic services require two or three more years of postgraduate training. Our dentists at Gilling Dental have received this specialty training which is why they can provide high quality endodontic care.
Root canal therapy is needed when a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth causing an infection of the nerve, or when severe trauma has affected the tooth. Regular checkups with your dentist helps to avoid and prevent the need for endodontic therapy. But once the pulp has become infected, it must be treated to avoid further issues since it cannot heal by itself. Some signs that a pulp is infected include sensitivity to hot or cold foods or liquids, pain, swelling, or even a bad taste in the mouth. For some patients, no symptoms are obvious and they are unaware a problem even exists until they are seen by their dentist for an exam.
When endodontic therapy is performed, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the area has been disinfected, the canals of the tooth are filled with a special material to prevent from further infections, and help in the healing of the tooth. Sometimes a core build-up, bonded post, and crown are necessary for restoring a tooth to function.
Repair of Cracked Teeth
If you have taken a fall or been involved in a car accident, you risk cracking your tooth. Cracked teeth can become obvious through a variety of symptoms, including pain when chewing, pain when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, and pain when releasing your bite pressure. In some cases the pain will come and go, and it can be difficult to determine which tooth is actually cracked. If you believe you have a cracked tooth, you need to see a dentist who is trained in endodontic therapy to avoid further dental issues. Once our dentists determine which tooth is cracked, they will be able to repair your tooth through a variety of endodontic dental services.
Treatment for Dental Trauma
Dental trauma often occurs in accidents or sports-related activities. It is not uncommon for a tooth to get chipped due to an accident. Sometimes a tooth can even become dislodged or knocked-out by accident. Treatment for teeth that have suffered dental trauma is dependent on the location of the tooth, the type of injury that has occurred, and the severity of the trauma.
No matter your endodontic needs, our dentists at Gilling Dental have the training and experience needed to help restore your smile. Don't live with a cracked tooth. Call us at 715-754-2505 today to find out how we can fully restore your smile.
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