The root canal surgery is a common general dentistry procedure that has unfairly developed a bad reputation. When you think of a “root canal,” you are likely thinking not about the canal itself, but instead the procedure by which your dentist removes infected tissue from it. Your root canal is a compartment in the center of your tooth that holds the nerve ending, surrounded by a "pulp" much softer than the hard outer material.
When infection, decay, or trauma threaten the nerve tissue and pulp inside your tooth, the result is a painful sensation that can lead to severe dental problems. This is where root canal surgery comes in. By removing the bacterial infection, your dentist is able to prevent the formation of abscesses, the spread of decay, and the loss of the tooth.
People often assume that root canal surgery is painful, but at Robert M. Davis DDS & Associates, this simply isn’t the case. With our modern dental technology and patient-centered approach, we can make you feel comfortable while we remove the last traces of infection from deep in your tooth. Call us at our Raytown Dentist Office (816) 358-0800 or at our Pleasant Hill Dentist Office (816) 540-3110 to set up your appointment today.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Root canals are necessary in cases where tooth decay has spread beneath the surface of a tooth to the pulp inside. Having bacterial inflammation inside your tooth can be very painful, and if untreated will lead to the loss of the tooth. Fortunately, root canal treatment allows Dr. Davis to remove the source of the infection.
You may need a root canal surgery if:
- Your mouth is experiencing severe, chronic pain
- Your tooth is highly sensitive
- One tooth has become noticeably darker than the others
- Your gums are red, swollen, and painful
- You have an abscess on your tooth
While it may seem like a big procedure, root canal treatment is closer to getting a dental filling than any serious, transformative oral surgery. At Robert M. Davis DDS & Associates, your comfort is just as important to us as your safety and satisfaction. At your initial consultation, feel free to talk with Dr. Davis about more effective ways in which we can increase your comfort during the root canal procedure.
The Right Dentist for Your Root Canal
At Robert M. Davis DDS & Associates, our dental professionals wish to preserve your oral health and overall well-being. If you begin to notice any of the symptoms listed above between visits, Dr. Davis can examine your teeth to look for evidence of infection within the root canal. With regular visits and good oral hygiene habits, your teeth can mantain their health for a long time.
If you live in Raytown, Sedalia, or Pleasant Hill and you are suffering symptoms associated with a root canal infection, then don’t delay. Contact Dr. Davis at our Raytown Dentist Office (816) 358-0800 or at our Pleasant Hill Dentist Office (816) 540-3110 today, or fill out the form on this website and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.