Dr. Mark Jensen and our team are pleased to offer root canal treatment for our patients in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and the surrounding areas. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that replaces damaged nerves and pulp within an infected or abscessed tooth. If you neglect to have a root canal treatment and your tooth pulp is infected, the tooth will likely die, leaving you to have it extracted.
To save your tooth from extraction, having a root canal treatment will restore the tooth back to its health and function. So what can you expect during a root canal treatment performed by our skilled dentist? First, he will carefully remove all infected tissue within the affected tooth. After he has cleaned the tooth, he will fill the space with a rubberlike material known as gutta-percha. This will effectively seal the area and keep bacteria from invading the tooth. After the tooth is ready, Dr. Jensen will cap it, which is typically done using a dental crown. When this is complete, your tooth will be restored to its former function and appearance.
Our team at Mark S. Jensen DDS & Associates offers root canal treatment for our patients while seeking to provide a comfortable, relaxing experience. So if you have a damaged tooth which needs attention, please don’t hesitate to reach out at 913-553-3046 for an appointment. Dr. Jensen will evaluate the tooth and determine if a root canal is right for you. We want to make sure you achieve the smile you desire in the comfort you deserve!