If you’re needing a root canal procedure, there’s no reason to worry and every reason to move forward. Root canals are a dental procedure that eliminate bacteria from infected tooth roots and prevent reinfection because the infected pulp is removed and the surrounding area is carefully cleaned, filled, and then sealed. Every year, millions of people undergo root canal treatment to treat diseased or damaged teeth. A root canal will relieve any oral pain you’ve been experiencing and can make your teeth healthy once again.
Root canals have the unlucky reputation of being uncomfortable or painful. But the truth is, most people report that the root canal procedure itself is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Due to innovative painkillers and advancements in dentistry, little to no pain should be experienced during your root canal. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to a root canal is truly the painful period, not the root canal procedure itself.
According to WebMD, “During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form. Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. But the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.”
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If you’ve been experiencing symptoms, such as:
These symptoms may indicate that a root canal procedure is needed. To get your oral health back to normal, and to eliminate any pain you may be experiencing, a root canal treatment is often the next, and best, step to take. If left untreated, there’s no doubt you’ll lose the infected tooth and experience more dental problems and more pain. You can even spread the infection to the rest of your body, if left untreated.
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A root canal procedure is typically completed in just one trip to our office. Once the pulp is removed, the area is cleaned and sealed, a crown is typically placed atop of your natural tooth to fully restore the look, function, and strength. Now, with CEREC same-day crowns, there’s no more waiting for a permanent crown with a temporary crown. We can create crowns in-office in just a few minutes.
Now there’s no more waiting around or scheduling multiple appointments for your dental crown and best of all – no more temporary crowns! That’s the beauty of CEREC technology. CEREC allows us to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored crowns in only one dental visit, saving you time. Crowns will make your teeth stronger and will protect your smile for years to come, all with a natural look that matches your natural teeth.
In a single visit we will:
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We hope we’ve answered some of your questions about getting root canal treatment; however, if you have additional questions … we’d love to answer them too! Please contact our office at 913-296-8030. Of course, if you’re in pain from a toothache or think you need a root canal treatment, please let us know that you’re in pain when you call us, so we can schedule your appointment as a dental emergency and get you treated immediately!
Local dentist, Travis A. Roberts and his experienced, friendly team at Adams Dental Group offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Kansas City, KS area. We are conveniently located a few minutes East of The Legends Outlets and offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Adams Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, root canal treatment, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, SureSmile invisible aligners, treatment options for sleep apnea and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Call us at (913) 296-8030 to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS May 10th, 2022
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