Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay, infection, or fractures.  In order to try to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to try to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Severe toothache pain.
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present.
  • Swelling and/or tenderness.

Reasons for root canal therapy:

  • Decay or fracture has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth.



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Mid Kansas Dental, LLC
Renata Prose , D.D.S., Brandon Mendez, D.D.S.
Creating Beautiful Smiles

McPherson, KS Dentist, Renata Prose, DDS, specialize in general, restorative & cosmetic dentistry and offer dental services that include: teeth whitening, extractions, dental cleanings, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, fillings, sealants, fluoride treatments and periodontal disease diagnosis and treatment.

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