Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
If your tooth suffers an infection, Dr. Roberson will suggest root canal therapy. We encourage you to avoid focusing on the procedure itself, which most patients report results in no more than the mild discomfort associated with a dental filling. Instead, Dr. Roberson and our dental team invite you to consider the wonderful benefits of this restorative treatment.
Root canal therapy is a treatment that removes infected pulp from your “root canals” or the lowermost hollows of your teeth. Within these structures exist pulp, nerves, blood, and blood vessels, which keep your tooth alive and healthy. When bacteria make their way down into your root canals, either through a cavity or crack in your tooth, an infection occurs. This infection threatens the life of your tooth.
Dr. Roberson will numb your tooth and surrounding area to prep you for root canal therapy. He will carefully remove the infected pulp. He will remove decayed tooth tissue within the opening and smooth the remaining tooth. After administering a dental filling, he may complete the procedure with a dental crown.
Saying, “yes” to root canal therapy can greatly improve your daily quality of life and your long-term oral health. Look over the following advantages of this treatment:
If Dr. Roberson diagnoses you with an infected tooth that is able to be saved, he will recommend to you root canal therapy. A good reason to schedule an appointment for a potentially infected tooth may include:
We proudly provide services to patients from Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and surrounding areas.
In addition, if you have any questions about dental insurance or other payment options, please call our office at 816-350-0808.