What is a root canal?

A root canal, more formally known as root canal therapy, is an endodontic dental treatment that is often utilized to treat a tooth that suffers from serious infection. If the dental pulp (the inner layer of the tooth) and the tooth nerves become infected, you may experience severe tooth pain and discomfort. When left untreated, this infection can cause the tooth to die and require extraction (removal). During root canal therapy, we remove the infected nerves and pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and fill the tooth with a special medicated material. We then seal the tooth with a crown or filling to protect it.

Do I need a root canal?

Our gentle dentist may recommend root canal therapy if your tooth is infected or severely injured. You may benefit from a root canal in Liberty, Missouri if you suffer from the symptoms of tooth infection, which may include severe tooth pain, tender and swollen gums, or intense tooth sensitivity.

Does a root canal hurt?

Dr. John Deakins and his skilled dental team work hard to ensure that your root canal therapy is as comfortable as possible; we are committed to providing you with a pleasant, positive dental experience each time you visit us at John A. Deakins, DDS. Please call or visit us today to learn more about root canal therapy and how we can improve your oral health.