Restorative Care in Nashville
At the office of Joseph P. Wiggs DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Wiggs and his highly-trained staff offer restorative services for patients in Nashville and throughout Davidson County. Whether you need a root canal or require bone grafting to be fitted for an implant, Dr. Wiggs offers a variety of endodontic treatments that can restore the beauty and function of your smile.
Endodontics: The Basics
Harmful bacteria can affect the appearance and health of your teeth from the inside out. Endodontics focuses on the roots of your teeth, namely the pulp inside that can become infected and require removal. As an endodontist, Dr. Wiggs specializes in saving teeth. At our center in Nashville, we are equipped to address problems in your smile and work with you to prevent further complications.
We perform all endodontic treatments in-house, which include but are not limited to:
- Root canal therapy
- Extractions (including wisdom teeth removal)
- Gum surgery
Wisdom teeth, if left unchecked, can do serious harm to the rest of your smile and cause discomfort. Extracting these erupting teeth before they cause crowding and discomfort can prevent the need for orthodontic correction and other invasive measures. We perform all extractions in house, which saves time on referrals.
Advanced Equipment & Procedures
Dr. Wiggs uses dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to obtain x-ray images crucial to the quality of your treatment. The detailed scans highlight present dental issues, enabling Dr. Wiggs to accurately assess diseases that can form in the jaw, teeth, nasal cavity and sinuses. We also utilize a soft tissue laser that allows us to remove inflamed gum tissue and access roots of teeth safely.
For patients in need of stronger jawbones, we also perform bone grafting which will make you a more viable candidate for dental implants. Without teeth in place, this essential structure will begin to whither, which can impact both your health and appearance. Bone grafting ensures that you have a solid foundation for implants and restorations.
If you’re facing discomfort due to root canal trauma or are in need of other types of endodontic treatment, call our office in Nashville to schedule an appointment today.