At Wausau Smiles Dental, we are committed to providing you with high-quality dentistry that is personalized to your specific needs. We respect your time and the trust you place in us, and when you’re with us, you are always our most important patient.

Every member of our friendly team is happy to take the time to get to know and listen to your concerns. Please give us a call to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to getting to know you!

- Dr. Aaron Bushong

Root Canals

We don’t know of anyone who gets excited at the thought of having a root canal. It’s true that root canals have a pretty bad reputation, but today, updated dental techniques make root canals efficient and stress-free.

Trust Experience and Friendly Patient Care

When you’re facing a procedure like a root canal, it’s important to know that you’re being treated by skilled professionals who really care about you and your needs. At Wausau Smiles Dental, you are never “just another patient.” Every time you visit, we will welcome you like a member of our family and treat you with the respect and attentive care you deserve.

Today's Root Canals Are More Efficient

Root canals are an effective and necessary treatment that often means the difference between saving a tooth and losing it to decay or infection. But you should know that dental technology and procedures have come a long way in recent years, and having a root canal may be a lot easier than you think.

In fact, many patients who have had root canal treatment at our Wausau dental office describe it as being no more complicated than having a tooth filled. Dr. Bushong and our team are highly trained in root canal therapy and will work carefully to make sure that you have a positive, comfortable experience.

Why Root Canals Are Necessary

When a tooth is severely decayed, the inner core is likely to develop infection. At this point, the only way to preserve the tooth is with root canal therapy. For many people, the first sign that a root canal is needed is a severe toothache that won’t go away.

Root canal treatment involves removal of any infected material that exists inside the damaged tooth. This will relieve your pain and restore function to the affected tooth.

Our goal is to do everything possible to preserve your natural teeth by keeping them healthy. If you postpone having a root canal, you are putting your oral health in jeopardy because there’s a good chance you will lose the tooth. We want to do whatever we can to avoid this because a missing tooth can eventually lead to more serious oral health problems.

Emergency Treatment When You Need It

It is always best if we have the time to incorporate procedures like root canal therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan. But there are often instances that require us to perform a root canal on an emergency basis.

We always allow time in our day to accommodate you if an emergency arises, especially if you are in pain. In most cases, we can treat you the same day; if this is not the best option for you, we will make sure you are in good hands with a trained specialist.

Please Contact Our Office

If you think you may need a root canal and have been putting off treatment because of stress or worry about the procedure, please contact our Wausau dental office. We promise that we will do everything to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.