Root Canal Therapy
Infected roots within a tooth can cause immense discomfort, and if left untreated, the bacteria could compromise your overall oral health. With root canal therapy, Dr. Roger Wirtz can eliminate bacteria, treat your symptoms, and save the healthy portion of your tooth. During the procedure, he will remove bacteria and decayed tissue, smooth and reshape your root canals, and restore your tooth with a custom-crafted dental crown. Thanks to his gentle technique and effective local anesthesia, the procedure will involve minimal discomfort. And with our same-day crown technology, your entire treatment could be completed in just one visit.
Gum disease is a common condition that occurs when bacteria gather in pockets below your gum line. As the disease progresses, it can lead to gum recession, bad breath, tooth loss, and even bone degeneration. Dr. Wirtz can perform a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, to save your smile. During treatment, he will eliminate all bacteria from your gum tissue and smooth the rough spots on your dental roots, where bacteria could accumulate in the future.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can cause chronic headaches, jaw pain, and a host of other problems. TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joints are damaged or when the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. If you are suffering from the symptoms of TMJ disorder, Dr. Wirtz will perform a bite analysis before recommending treatment. Typically, he uses night guards and oral splints to realign the jaw and prevent clenching and teeth grinding.
Good preventive care is one of the keys to a lifetime of dental health. For optimal protection, you should schedule biannual appointments with Dr. Wirtz. Only a professional cleaning can remove stubborn plaque and tartar that may have accumulated on your teeth. In addition, at each visit, Dr. Wirtz will conduct a thorough exam, taking x-rays and photos, as needed. Finally, he will perform an oral cancer screening, checking for any soft tissue abnormalities.
Dr. Wirtz is especially passionate about providing quality care for our pediatric patients, and he knows how to help them feel comfortable and relaxed in the office. He recommends that you bring your child in for his or her first appointment soon after the first teeth develop. In this way, he can monitor your child’s dental development and lay the foundation for a lifetime of oral health. In addition to routine cleanings, he also offers special pediatric procedures, including fluoride treatments and sealants.