Root Canal Therapy at Dentist
in Wichita, KS
What is a Root Canal?At Wichita Family Dental, root canal therapy can relieve dental pain from tooth decay or infection, preserve your natural teeth, prevent the spread of infection, and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
A tooth that is severely decayed may become infected. If the infection spreads to the nerve, it may form a very painful abscess and spread beyond the root of the tooth. If left untreated, parts of your face may swell and you may lose bone. To prevent the spread of infection, your Wichita Family Dental doctor will remove the infected pulp within your tooth, then clean and seal it.
While patients are often anxious about root canal therapy, it can be less painful than a dental filling. It will relieve the pain you were experiencing prior to the procedure and your tooth will be restored to full function. It is imperative that you follow proper oral care following root canal therapy, as the tooth can become infected again. Call us today to discuss root canal therapy at Wichita Family Dental.