A root canal procedure is performed on a damaged or infected tooth in order to restore the tooth without requiring extraction. Root canal therapy is necessary when decay causes extensive damage to the tooth structure that cannot be repaired with a filling or crown alone. Dr. Carole Gleich DDS may recommend a root canal to treat one or more of the following conditions:

  • An abscess or infection within the tooth
  • Decay inside the tooth’s pulp
  • Significant injury or trauma

Root canal therapy is a good choice for treating these conditions that, in the past, would have likely necessitated the removal of the tooth. Through a root canal in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, we can restore the tooth’s health and avoid the need for tooth extraction. The root canal procedure involves removing the infected or dead dental pulp in the tooth and filling it to strengthen the tooth and restore functionality. In many cases, a dental crown or other restoration is also needed to restore the tooth to optimal structure and strength. Thanks to anesthesia, you can rest assured that the entire process will be as painless and comfortable as possible. We welcome you to call our dentist today so that we may help you achieve the healthy, beautiful, functional smile you have always wanted.