Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a reliable procedure that can save an infected tooth from extraction. It restores the tooth's natural appearance and leaves your mouth healthy and strong.

Root Canals in Augusta, KS

Are you feeling tooth sensitivity or sharp pain when eating or drinking something hot or cold? These can be symptoms of tooth infection, which can damage the pulp within the root of your tooth. A severe tooth crack, fracture, injury, or extensive tooth decay can cause it. Ignoring the symptoms can lead to tooth abscess and, eventually, tooth extraction. However, this problem can be treated with endodontic treatment or a root canal. Our dental clinic, Lakeside Dental & Wellness, has specialists experienced in root canals in Augusta, KS. Our root canal treatment is designed to eliminate tooth pain and save your natural tooth comfortably. Don’t wait until it’s too late – schedule an appointment with us today!

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Illustration of a root canal
  • What is a root canal?

    A root canal is a dental procedure to save a tooth when its nerves become inflamed. The infected tissue must be removed to eliminate the pain and save the tooth. After the infected area is cleaned, the patient should experience relief from the following symptoms:

    – Severe and intense toothaches that do not subside
    – Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
    – Swollen and tender lymph nodes
    – Recurring abscesses on the gums

    Typically, a crown is needed after the root canal treatment to protect the tooth from further damage.

  • How is root canal treatment performed?

    • The process of root canal treatment begins with taking digital X-rays to determine the level of damage to the tooth.
    • The dentist then accesses the tooth’s inner structure and removes any infectious material, leaving the tooth hollowed out.
    • Next, the area is flushed with an antimicrobial liquid. A medicated filling material is then applied to the tooth to provide support and strength for quick healing.
    • Finally, a dental crown is placed over the tooth structure to prevent fractures and breakages and protect the tooth.
  • How long does the pain from a root canal last?

    There is a misconception that root canal procedures are excruciating. However, root canal procedures are usually no more painful than simple tooth filling. During the procedure, dentists typically provide an anesthetic to minimize discomfort.

    It is expected to experience some sensitivity and discomfort while the area around the root canal is healing. The gums around the treated tooth may become swollen or irritated during the procedure, which may cause mild pain. However, this pain should subside as the tooth heals.

    After your treatment, your dentist will provide specific instructions on caring for your newly treated tooth. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and prevent complications.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about root canal treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Lakeside Dental & Wellness

2814 Ohio St.
Augusta, KS 67010
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