RELIEF FOR PAINFUL INFECTIONS
When a tooth becomes infected, this could lead to major discomfort when you eat and even increase the risk of tooth loss! Your smile will need more than a filling to protect stability and function, which is why an endodontic procedure may be necessary. With root canal therapy, our team can treat the infection and preserve your tooth!
SIGNS OF AN INFECTION
An infected tooth means that harmful bacteria has made contact with your tooth’s nerve center, known as the pulp. Without treatment, infection can cause tooth loss and the untreated infection can spread. The infection could be the result of an untreated cavity or serious injury to the tooth. Warning signs could include tooth sensitivity, toothaches, pain when eating, swelling, or a discharge from the aching tooth. When these symptoms develop, let us know right away!
THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE
The process begins with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort as we open the tooth and remove the infected tissues from within. For anxious patients, we could also offer sedation. We then clean the interior and add a special restorative filling. Finally, we cap the tooth with a custom and lifelike crown. This protects the remaining structure and brings relief!
COMFORTABLE ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Removing infected tissues and restoring your tooth could bring relief and prevent tooth loss. To learn if you need an endodontic treatment, or to schedule a consultation, call Delightful Dental Care in Kansas City, MO, at 816-942-7669. We proudly serve patients and families who live in South Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, Johnson County, and all nearby communities.