General and Orthodontic Dentistry
403 Wolf River Dr, Fremont, WI 54940-0500

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Fremont, WI 54940

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

 

Free Gingival Grafts

Bone Graft (Socket Preservation)

Single Implant (Anterior-Immediate Load)

Amalgam Filling (Posterior)

Bridge (CAD/CAM)

Root Canal

Single Implant (Anterior-Healing Cap)

Recurrent Decay (Around a Restoration)

Cracked Tooth

Periodontitis

Single Implant (Posterior-Healing Cap)

Veneers (CAD/CAM)

Onlay (CAD/CAM)

Veneers (Impression)

Bridge (Impression)

Single Crown (CAD/CAM)

Single Crown (Impression)

Whitening with Bleaching Tray

Filling Versus Crown (Impression)

Composite Versus Amalgam Filling

Composite Filling (Posterior)

Onlay (Impression)

Bridge Versus an Implant

Root Canal (No File)

Debridement

Clear Aligner Technology (CAD/CAM)

Clear Aligner Technology (Impression)

Gingival Proving and Pocket Depth

Inlay (CAD/CAM)

Removable Partial Dentures

Apicoectomy

Removable Complete Dentures

Understanding Tooth Wear

Filling Versus Crown (CAD/CAM)

Gingivitis

Bone Graft with Immediate Implant Placement

Scaling and Root Planing

Inlay (Impression)

Connective Tissue Graft

Sinus Lift

Simple Extraction

Single Tooth Loss

Impacted Third Molar

Progression of Decay

Surgical Extraction (3rd Molar)

Anterior Open Bite

Sleep Appliances - Sleep Apnea

Composite Filling (Anterior)

Dental Implant

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root.

All teeth have between one and four root canals.

Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity as the first indications of a problem.  However, inside a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess. 

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal therapy is designed to save a problem tooth; before the procedure was developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

Procedure

Root canal therapy usually entails one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection. If necessary, the drilled hole is temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a crown.

Most patients who have root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain, and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original.