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By Franklin Dental
December 28, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: root canal  

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 31.6 percent of adults over the age of 20 have untreated dental decay. The root canallonger a patient goes without treatment for decay, the higher the chance of tooth loss. You don’t have to wait until a dentist diagnoses you with dental disease to take positive action. There are a few signs that you can look out for at home if you want to avoid serious dental issues in the future. If you notice these signs, make time to see your dentist Dr. John Olsen at Franklin Dental in Franklin, WI as soon as possible.

What Is a Root Canal?
Some dental problems can only be resolved by treating the inner parts of a tooth. A root canal is a procedure that dentists use to cure tooth infections that are caused by dental decay. Root canals also help patients who have experienced trauma to a tooth due to an injury. The only way to preserve the health of the tooth and keep it from eventually falling out is to thoroughly remove all diseased or damaged tissue. The sooner you see your Franklin, WI dentist for a root canal, the higher the probability that the tooth will heal.

Signs That You May Need Root Canal Therapy
Some patients wait too long to see a dentist for root canal therapy. Take note of the signs that you may have an urgent problem that requires this treatment:

- Your teeth hurt to the point where you have serious jaw pain and even headaches.
- You find yourself chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid discomfort.
- Unexplained sores are forming on the gumline.
- Bad mouth odor.

Preparing Yourself for a Root Canal
If you’re in dental pain, having a root canal will not worsen the discomfort—it will give you much-needed relief. Many people are anxious about this procedure, but many find that it isn’t that much different than having a cavity cleaned and filled. You and your Franklin, WI dentist will discuss sedation options to ensure that you have as comfortable an experience as possible. Before you know it, you’ll be back to enjoying your favorite foods and living without nagging dental pain. 

Make Time to Restore Your Dental Health
Your teeth matter, and you want to keep them for as long as possible. Root canal treatment will help you preserve your dental health. Call 414-425-7050 today to schedule an appointment at Franklin Dental in Franklin, WI with Dr. John Olsen.


Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.


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