Root Canal Treatment in Kansas City, MO

Professional Root Canal Specialists

Discomfort and pain can be the result of an infection in the pulp of the tooth, which Dr. William D. Ledford may recommend treating with a root canal. Once there are signs you need a root canal and an infection is detected, our dentist can likely save the tooth and prevent further infection and damage. Please call Blue Stream Dental at 816-941-0980 to relieve your pain with root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and hence necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, Dr. Ledford will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. However, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist, along with our entire dental team, works hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit Blue Stream Dental. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.