Root canal treatment, more commonly referred to as a root canal, is an endodontic treatment. Endodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in treating the inner portion of your tooth, where your dental pulp and tooth nerves are located. If this sensitive area is exposed to decay or seriously damaged, a painful infection often results. Left untreated, your tooth can eventually be lost and require removal. In order to save your tooth and alleviate the pain from the infection, Dr. Blake Lawlor offers root canal treatment.
To complete a root canal in Wichita, Kansas, our dentist and team gently open the tooth and remove all signs of decay and disease. Your root canal system is also cleaned and restored. To replace the inner portion of your tooth, we fill it with an inert material that is often specially medicated to heal the tooth. Depending on how much of your original tooth structure remains, the tooth is then sealed with a dental filling or dental crown.
Under the caring guidance of our team, your root canal does not have to be painful. We would love to share all of the advantages of root canals with you if you are experiencing severe tooth pain or sensitivity. Call us today to receive the fast, effective treatment you deserve.