By James Pechloff, DDS
March 09, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canals  

What your dentist in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin wants you to knowroot cana;

Your tooth hurts, and it’s keeping you up at night. You begin to ask yourself, do I need a root canal? Tooth pain can be tricky. Sometimes just a simple filling will make your pain go away, but sometimes, you need a little more. That’s where a root canal comes in. So, do you need a root canal? Dr. James Pechloff in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin wants to help answer that question.

There are some definite symptoms to pay attention to. You may need a root canal if you experience:

  • A stabbing, sharp pain when you bite and chew foods
  • Repetitive, throbbing pain and pressure
  • Continuing pain after eating or drinking hot or cold foods or drinks

There are also common signs to look for. You may need a root canal if you have:

  • A tooth that is noticeably darker than the teeth around it
  • A red or white bump on your gums near a tooth root
  • Bleeding, drainage, or pus draining from your gums near a tooth root

If you have noticed any of these signs or symptoms, it’s time for a visit to Dr. Pechloff. He will perform temperature and vitality testing on your painful tooth and take x-rays to determine if your tooth is infected and can benefit from root canal therapy.

Dr. Pechloff will create a small opening in the top of your tooth. Using ultra-thin instruments, he will go down through the small opening and remove the diseased, infected tissue inside your tooth. A sedative filling material is then placed inside your tooth. This material helps to eliminate infection, and reduce pain and pressure.

After painful symptoms subside and infection is eliminated, Dr. Pechloff will place an inert material inside your tooth and protect the tooth with a filling or dental crown. Your root canal treatment is complete!

If you have a painful tooth that doesn’t stop hurting, you may need a root canal. To find out more about root canal therapy and what it can do for you call Dr. James Pechloff in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Call today and save your smile!