Like most people, you probably react with dread at the mere thought of a root canal. At Westport Plaza Dental Associates, we want to show you that, in the hands of caring professionals, this critical procedure can actually be a comfortable, stress-free experience!
Our experienced team of doctors has performed hundreds of comfortable root canals at our Kansas City, MO dental office. Their experience, combined with comforting amenities and the attention of a caring team, ensures that your root canal procedure is no more complicated than getting a filling.
Why We Perform Root Canals
Anyone who has experienced it knows that the pain associated with a root canal infection can be overwhelming. Any level of dental pain indicates a problem, and the intense discomfort of an infected tooth tells us we need to address immediately.
Our goal is to get you out of pain and back to full oral health as soon as possible.
The root canal itself is located deep inside your tooth is an area that contains the nerve and soft tissue that keeps the tooth alive. An injury or decay in the tooth that’s not treated can lead to an infection, and if we don’t eliminate it as soon as possible, you risk worsening pain and even tooth loss.
When our dentists perform a root canal, they thoroughly remove the infected material inside your tooth. Next, the tooth is disinfected and sealed with a temporary filling. In the most root canal cases, our dentists recommend that a dental crown is placed to protect and strengthen the tooth.
The Truth about Root Canals
We’ve heard the stories, and we know that many patients see root canal treatment as a difficult, uncomfortable procedure. This myth has been perpetuated to the point where everyone believes it, but it’s time to separate fact from fiction, so here it is:
Root canals don’t cause pain; they provide relief by eliminating the source.
It’s true that when you got to the dentist, you may have been in intolerable pain. But after your mouth was numb and the procedure finished, the pain was gone. That’s because it was the infection causing your pain, and the root canal eliminated it.
We Put Your Comfort First
Our team has spent years creating the perfect atmosphere for our patients to receive the care they need. We offer a wealth of stress-reducing amenities in our treatment rooms including blankets, neck pillows, headphones, and TVs so you can watch whatever you want.
Even so, your complete comfort is our priority, so we also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Nitrous is a mild but effective sedation method that makes you feel relaxed and far away from the sights and sounds around you. Our busy patients appreciate the fact that the effects of nitrous last only as long as we’re administering it. After your appointment, you will be able to drive and resume your usual activities.
A Patient Experience Like No Other
Are you ready to experience the difference that a truly patient-centered dental practice offers? Please call our Kansas City, MO dental office to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dentists.