Root Canals in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS
Save Your Smile With Help From Our Experienced Team
In the past, root canals have gotten a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed all that! Our dentists can ensure that your procedure is entirely painless, and we will help you to minimize any discomfort after you return home, as well. If you feel anxious about root canals in Lee’s Summit, MO, and Shawnee, KS, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At Mill Creek Dental, your comfort is as much a priority as your dental health!
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The surgery involves gently removing the nerve and pulp, to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gum.
Even though endodontics is often referred to as a root canal, the root itself does not get removed. The soft tissue from inside the structure gets removed. If decay progresses to the first stage, a small filling will be required. If decay develops to the third stage, root canal therapy will be required.
What Can Cause Infected Pulp in Your Tooth?
Our dentists may recommend a root canal if you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
Are Root Canals Painful?
Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile! If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, let us know! We always want you to feel comfortable and pain-free, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Root Canals in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS
To experience our award-winning cosmetic and restorative dentistry, schedule your Complimentary Mill Creek Dental Smile Assessment today by calling 816-347-9933 to reach our Lee's Summit office or 913-322-6455 to reach our Shawnee office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Thorough Exam
- Digital 3D X-rays
- Custom Treatment Plan
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our treatments, our dental offices, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!
As one of the premier dental practices in Lee’s Summit, MO & Shawnee, KS, our doctors and team at Mill Creek Dental also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Independence, Blue Springs & Raymore, MO & Lenexa, Basehor, DeSoto & Bonner Springs, KS & the surrounding areas.