Root Canal Therapy in Hutchinson
Saving Badly Damaged Teeth
Why does a tooth need root canal therapy? The root canal is the cavity within the tooth that contains the pulp. When the nerve tissue in a root canal is infected or damaged, treatment must be performed to remove the pulp chamber and save the tooth from further damage and infection. If root canal therapy is not performed, the tooth will eventually need to be removed, and dangerous infection can spread elsewhere.
How do I know if I need root canal therapy?
Common symptoms that might indicate a need for root canal therapy include a severe toothache, increased sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling, and discoloration. However, some cases might not exhibit any symptoms at all. Because of this, regular dental checkups are a must. These exams give us the chance to look for signs of decay and disease, and we can use our findings to determine if root canal therapy is needed. If you are uncertain about whether or not you need root canal therapy, schedule a dental exam at our Hutchinson, KS dental office.
Many people fear root canal therapy, but in reality, this treatment can be comfortable and a far more attractive option than the alternative. Without root canal therapy, you’ll need to have the tooth removed, and then you’ll require tooth replacement treatment. Root canal therapy is a more conservative option, saving you time and money in the long run. Also, because we offer oral sedation, you can experience pain-free and stress-free root canal therapy at Grant D. Ringler, DDS.
Children can sometimes need root canal therapy, too. When an infection threatens the baby tooth, it may seem like a simple problem to deal with; the tooth is going to come out eventually, right? But these teeth serve a very important purpose, and we want your child to keep his or her baby teeth until the right time. If infected pulp threatens one of your child’s baby teeth, we can perform children’s root canal therapy (often called pulpotomy) for children from Hutchinson and surrounding Kansas communities.
If you’re suffering from the symptoms of tooth infection or haven’t had a dental exam in a long time, contact Grant D. Ringler, DDS in Hutchinson, Kansas for an appointment. We’ll determine if you’re in need of root canal therapy and come up with a comprehensive plan to restore your mouth to total health.