Wisener, Cooper & Fergus DDS Dentistry for the Modern Age

Root Canal (Endodontics) in Rogers, AR

What You Should Know About Endodontics

What Are Root Canals?

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry and the most common procedure relating to endodontics. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. The infected nerves need to be removed. If left untreated an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes bone loss in the jaw.

Complete Dental Care and Root Canals in NWA

From Root Canals to General Dentistry techniques, we want you to know we can take care of whatever concerns you have about coming to the dentist. If you’re curious about what you might need done with your teeth, please contact us. We’d be honored to treat you!

»What Happens During a Root Canal?

The area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic to start the procedure. The dentist will then drill down into the tooth to create an opening into the canal. They will then be able to remove infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infection has been removed, the space is filled with a sealant called gutta percha. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance of the tooth, and will also make it much more likely that the root canal is successful.

»What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal?

“Root canal” has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less “scary”. Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but your dentist may prescribe medication. The procedure will also relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.

General Dentistry

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Dental Technology

A trip to the dentist doesn’t have to be confusing, painful or scary. Your comfort is our priority!

Sedation Dentistry

We are one of only a few dental offices to offer multiple sedation options for advanced, comfortable care!

Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a natural-looking replacement for teeth. It’s simpler than you may think!

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dental technology allows us to restore teeth to their original function and appearance.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry allows us to repair and even improve the overall health of your smile.

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