Root Canal Therapy – Hutchinson, KS
Erasing Tooth Pain & Preserving Your Natural Teeth
Root canals have a scary reputation that causes many patients to avoid them at all cost, but the reality is that with this treatment, our team at Grant D. Ringler, DDS is able to cure pain caused by infections and preserve your natural tooth structure. Not only does this help save you from needing to pay for costly and invasive treatments, but it also allows you to continue enjoying your natural, intact smile for years to come. Our team is committed to your comfort and providing you with an overall positive experience, so don’t hesitate to call us today if you have a toothache!
Why Choose Grant D. Ringler, DDS for Root Canal Therapy?
- Sedation Dentistry Available
- In-Network with BCBS of Kansas, Aetna & Delta Dental
- Dentists with Collective Decades of Experience
Do 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.
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 their 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 (commonly called a pulpotomy).
What Happens if I Put off Getting Root Canal Therapy?
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 in Hutchinson 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 treatment.
The Root Canal Process
Root canal therapy typically takes place over the course of two separate visits to our office . First, we’ll complete the treatment by accessing the inner chamber of your affected tooth and removing the infected pulp. We’ll then sanitize the tooth to ensure that no bacteria linger once we seal it back off. To restore the structure and strength of the tooth, we’ll place a putty-like substance within it, called gutta percha.
During the second visit, we’ll secure a customized dental crown over the top of your treated tooth to protect it from wear-and-tear and the threat of re-infection down the road. This will allow you to continue enjoying your natural pearly white for years to come with the proper care.
Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
There are several benefits you’ll be able to enjoy when you invest in your health and receive root canal therapy. Some of these include:
- Erasing pain caused by a tooth infection.
- Stop/reduce temperature sensitivity as a result of a tooth infection.
- Prevent tooth loss and the need for replacing a missing tooth.
- Maintain your dental alignment.
- Save your natural teeth.
- Prevent additional oral health problems from arising.