6729 Lake Rd,
Windsor, WI 53598

Root Canals

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures, with over 14 million root canals performed every year. Root canals are required when the pulp at the center of your tooth is inflamed and/or infected. The pulp is a collection of blood vessels that supply your tooth with vital nutrients. When infected, you may experience:

  • Swollen gums around the infected tooth
  • Severe sensitivity to hot/cold
  • Pain when chewing

Infection can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips. Regardless of how your pulp became infected, a root canal is the recommended treatment. Dr. Zhao is happy to discuss endodontic treatment options with you, and services can often be completed right here at Windsor Family Dental. She is fully equipped to treat your infected tooth and have you feeling better in no time. 

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Root Canal Process

Root canals are performed to remove pulp tissue from the infected tooth. During a root canal treatment, Dr. Zhao will:

  1. Apply local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort
  2. Remove infected pulp from the center of your tooth
  3. Clean and seal the root canal with a permanent material

A root canal may require 2 visits depending on your specific situation. Success occurs in 90% of cases. If your tooth cannot be restored via endodontic treatment, you’ll be informed during the initial consultation and Dr. Zhao will discuss the other options available to you.  

After Your Root Canal

You’ll be able to drive home after your treatment and return to your normal routine. You should contact your dentist within a few weeks to crown your recently root canal-treated tooth. Although your root canal was necessary, having a root canal weakens the natural tooth structure causing the treated tooth to be more susceptible to fracture. A crown protects the root canal-treated tooth and helps to prevent such fractures.  It’s rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine treatment, but if any problems arise, contact our office. To prevent further decay, continue practicing good dental hygiene.

Is the root canal uncomfortable?

Most patients report discomfort during a root canal is equivalent to having a filling placed. Our restorative dentists use local anesthesia to numb the area and make every effort to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Root Canal Cost

The cost of a root canal is case-specific; molars have more canals than front teeth and therefore cost more to treat. It is always best to save natural teeth when possible, only consider extraction when a tooth is unrestorable with root canal treatment. Windsor Family Dental has provided affordable services to Dane County and the cities of Madison, Sun Prairie, Windsor, Arlington, Waunakee and DeForest for many years.

To determine the exact cost of your root canal or to schedule a root canal, contact our office today. 

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