When the pulp, or nerve, of a tooth is injured, Dr. Hauge, Dr. Kuntz, and Dr. Vargas will recommend a root canal to save the tooth from extraction. During a root canal, the doctor removes the infected pulp from inside the tooth and replaces it with manmade material. He often finishes up by placing an aesthetic crown over the tooth for maximum durability and function.
Fear and anxiety may keep you from scheduling dental work like a root canal, but because damaged pulp and infection actually causes tooth pain, root canal therapy will alleviate your discomfort, not add to it. With the technology and anesthesia Dr. Hauge utilizes, many patients actually sleep through the procedure. If you still have concerns, ask Dr. Hauge about IV hospital sedation.
Don’t tolerate tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity, or localized tenderness any longer. Contact our Centuria office to make an appointment. We are conveniently located to serve patients in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota.