Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy
posted: Mar 29, 2019.
Discover why root canal treatment is performed and how it preserves your teeth.
While root canal treatment doesn’t have the best reputation, this painless treatment is designed to protect a tooth and prevent a tooth extraction whenever possible. This simple endodontic procedure is really no more intensive than getting a tooth filled. Discover the long-term benefits of getting root canal therapy from our Lee’s Summit, MO, dentists Dr. Jamie Thurman-Taylor and Dr. Erica Ketchem at TLC Family Dentistry.
Preserve Your Natural Smile
This is perhaps the most important benefit of getting root canal therapy. Sure, dental technology has come a long way to create some pretty amazing tooth replacement options, but nothing is as good as maintaining your own natural smile. Why choose to get an artificial tooth when you can save your real tooth? By getting root canal therapy, when you need it most, our Lee’s Summit, MO, general dentist can remove the damage or infection and preserve the tooth for life.
Treat Your Pain
Most people who require root canal treatment are also in considerable pain due to an infected or inflamed dental pulp. The only way to get rid of the pain is to remove the source. In this case, this means removing the pulp. Before getting root canal treatment, Dr. Thurman-Taylor or Dr. Ketchem will numb the area with local anesthesia so you don’t feel a thing. From there, we will disinfect and restore the tooth. Once the pulp has been removed, many patients experience immediate relief.
In order to fully restore the tooth’s functionality and strength, we will usually place a dental crown over the tooth after root canal treatment. We pride ourselves on creating lifelike crowns that blend right in with the rest of your smile, so no one will even know that you have a crown. Don’t worry, you don’t have to tell them, either!
Are you dealing with a toothache or noticing other symptoms that give you pause? If so, don’t hesitate to call (816) 537-6161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thurman-Taylor or Dr. Ketchem at TLC Family Dentistry in Lee’s Summit, MO. We are serving Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Long Jack, and Harrisonville, MO, areas. The sooner you seek dental care the better.