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Stephen K Williams DDS | One-Visit Root Canals in Bicknell

Stephen K Williams DDS and Associates

511 W 11th St
Bicknell, IN 47512


(812) 735-2020

One-Visit Root Canals

One-Visit Root Canals

dr_mature.jpgA root canal is a procedure that is done to save a tooth that is badly damaged or infected. While no one looks forward to getting a root canal, Dr. Williams and his highly trained staff make the procedure fast and comfortable for you.

Because Dr. Williams has his own in-house lab, he can create custom crowns in just one visit meaning that the last step of your root canal will be done the same day so you won’t have to make multiple visits to our office. Click here to learn more about One-Visit Crowns.

Our Root Canal procedure

Before recommending a root canal, we perform an examination including dental x-rays. This aids in the accurate diagnosis of any tooth that may be suspected of needing a root canal.

If you do need the procedure, our root canals are fast and comfortable thanks to the use of motorized rotary instruments and local anesthetic. Once the root canal is done, Dr. Williams will make your custom crown and install it during that same visit.


What is a Root Canal?

big_root_canal_280.jpgA root canal is a procedure to save a damaged or infected tooth. The pulp, or living part of the tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber, a space inside center of the tooth, which holds the pulp and extends into roots.

It becomes infected or dies for a number of reasons:

  • Decay — bacteria causing tooth decay infects the pulp.
  • Trauma — a traumatic injury can cause an inflammation of the pulp.
  • Deep fillings — fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of tooth decay or tooth fracture.
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and can die for no apparent reason.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the "canal" inside of the root, which is then cleaned, filled and sealed.

Call us at 812-735-2020 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.


How do I know if I need a root canal?

The following symptoms may indicate the need for a root canal:

  • Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing, when having hot or cold foods.
  • Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night.
  • Pain when chewing or biting.
  • Swelling on your gum which when pressed may release blood or pus.
  • Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!

Call us at 812-735-2020 to make an appointment or click here to request an appointment online.

Bicknell Dentist | One-Visit Root Canals. Stephen K. Williams is a Bicknell Dentist.