When you have persistent pain in a tooth, or swelling, trouble eating, or even a discharge, these could all indicate a dental infection. Unless treated, the infection could grow more severe, spreading to other teeth or even causing tooth loss! To bring relief and preserve your smile, the team at Plaza Family Dentistry may recommend a endodontic procedure commonly known as a root canal treatment.

Despite the reputation as an uncomfortable procedure, a root canal treatment is often compared to a filling placement. Our team will start with a local numbing agent to ensure you remain comfortable. If you have anxiety about the procedure, then we could discuss dental sedation as well. Next, we open the tooth and remove the infected tissues before cleaning the interior. We fill the empty interior with a special restorative material, and finally cap it with a lifelike crown. That’s it! Once we’re done, your tooth looks natural, you experience an immediate end to your discomfort, restoring a whole and healthy smile.

Schedule an Endodontic Appointment With Us

If an infected tooth is causing you discomfort, a root canal treatment may be recommended to help maintain your oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.