Root Canal Surgery


If you have recently discovered you are in need of root canal therapy, you may have some questions about the procedure, what to expect during and after a root canal, and how long the procedure takes. The team of root canal specialists at Appletree Family Dental is here to help you get all the info you need about root canal treatment and how to know if it is the best option for you. When you schedule a consultation appointment at our convenient Olathe, KS, practice, our dental care professionals will guide you through the root canal process and be with you every step of the way. Because we care about you, we want to make sure your root canal procedure goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and will be on hand to answer all of your questions before, during, and after your treatment.

How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?

While symptoms vary from patient to patient, one of the signs you may needroot canal therapy is a toothache. This is especially true if your toothpain intensifies when biting down or applying pressure. Swollen, painfulgums are another sign you may have a root canal procedure on the horizon.If your gums hurt, look swollen, or have a small, raised bump, it maybe time for you to discuss root canal treatment with your Olathe, KS,dental practice.

What Happens During A Root Canal Procedure?

Whether you have scheduled a root canal treatment appointment in advanceor you require an emergency root canal, the process is similar: Upon arrivingat the dental office, you will receive X-rays to determine whether an infection is present. The endodontist, or root canal specialist, willadminister a local anesthetic to numb the area and place a rubber sheet,or dam, around the root canal site to keep it dry. You won’t feela thing as the dentist drills a hole into the tooth and removes the decayedpulp, nerve tissue, and other debris, and then seals the tooth, eitherthe same day or during a return visit in about a week. Because a rootcanal often weakens the tooth once the pulp is removed, a crown may beinstalled during a future visit for protection and strength.

The Olathe, KS, dental experts at Appletree Family Dental are here to helpyou through your root canal treatment, and to answer any questions youmay have about the procedure. Call (913) 353-4267 today to schedule your consultation.

Every person is different and an infected tooth can affect you in variousways. It is important that you do not let any unusual tooth pain or symptomsgo untreated as if it is ignored, it can lead to further damage.

Call the expert root canal treatment specialists of Appletree Cosmetic and Family Dentistry at (913) 353-4267.