More commonly known as root canal therapy, endodontics is the field of dentistry specifically dedicated to the tooth pulp and the root of the tooth. When the inside of a tooth becomes injured, diseased, or dies, root canal treatment may be required. Our committed and dedicated team is happy to assist you with a root canal in Dodge City, Kansas.
Because the center of the tooth is mostly connective tissue and nerves, an infected or otherwise damaged tooth is often extremely pain if left untreated. This painful infection can soon spread to the bone around the tooth and cause even more pain. To fix this, the inside of the tooth is removed, cleaned, disinfected, and then replaced with composite substitute. The tooth is then finished with a crown that allows the tooth to function like normal.
Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler makes sure that the process to fix a damaged tooth with a root canal is not any more painful than a filling. After an endodontic treatment, you can expect to the pain to subside and to resume normal function of the previously affected area.
When you come to First Dental, you can rest assured knowing that we strive to offer you the most caring and pain-free option for any root canal therapy. Call our office today to schedule a consultation with our dentist and to see how your life could be improved with an endodontic treatment.