Root Canal Therapy in Kansas City
Ever said, “I’d rather have a root canal,” when someone asked you to do an unpleasant task? You’re not alone. Root canals have a reputation for being extremely painful, but in actuality, they significantly relieve the painful toothache that precedes them almost instantly. If you’re experiencing a painful toothache and sensitivity to changes in temperature, you may be experiencing a root canal infection, but don’t worry. Root canal therapy at Byars Dental is fast, comfortable, and effective. Contact our team right away if you experience any of the warning signs of root canal infection. The sooner we get started, the soon you feel better.
How Root Canal Therapy Helps
The cause of the pain associated with root canals is decay, infection, or dental damage that is able to access the inner most layer of the tooth, the pulp, where the nerve system is housed. When this pain or damage accesses the nerve, the result is a severe toothache. Root canal therapy begins by removing the entire pulp layer of teeth, including the painful, infected pulp. Then, the tooth is refilled with a similar, biocompatible substance. Finally, we reseal the tooth, and in most cases, we place a dental crown to protect and strengthen the treated tooth.