Root canal therapy (endodontic treatment) in Leawood, KS is meant to restore and repair teeth for the long term, not add to unnecessary discomfort.

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Do I Need a Root Canal?

Endodontic therapy in Leawood is recommended for any tooth with an infected or compromised nerve. Since dying tooth nerves will cause the tooth to deteriorate, we can remove the tissue and fill the empty canal, preserving the tooth for several years to come. An X-ray will be required to assess what’s going on inside the tooth.

You may need a root canal if you have or are experiencing:

  • Heat sensitivity
  • Pain when biting down
  • A cracked root
  • Visible abscess around the root tip
  • Deep decay
  • Significant fractures or cracks
  • Previous traumatic injuries

What to Expect

Getting a root canal isn’t much different than any other routine dental treatment. The only difference is that it takes a bit more time, depending on how many roots your tooth has. We will carefully numb the tooth to eliminate any sensitivity, then clean out the diseased tissues and medicate the open canals. Afterward, we will fill the open canals to seal out any bacteria or chances for reinfection. You might almost think of the process as having a filling that extends deeper into your tooth.

Dr. Rooney recommends placing a crown on all root canal treated teeth, to reinforce the non-vital tooth.

Your Comfort is Important to Us

Dr. Rooney is a licensed sedation dentist, providing on-site relaxation options to help you feel comfortable during treatment like root canals. If you’d like to request anesthesia or sedation during your appointment, we’ll be happy to assist you.

In Pain? Call Now

For gentle root canal therapy in Leawood, Kansas, request an appointment at Convergent Dentistry.