Root canal treatment can help preserve and restore an infected tooth. For root canal treatment in Overland Park, our award-winning dental team can help.
Are you suffering from a toothache? At BlueStem Dental, we are dedicated to helping all of our patients save and restore their teeth in cases of damage or decay. That’s why we offer root canal treatment to alleviate your pain and save your teeth. Call our office to schedule an appointment. We also offer same-day emergency appointments if you need to see our dentist right away.(913) 203-1031
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Our dentist recommends root canal treatment in cases of severe infection, injury or other damage to a tooth. We use root canal treatment to save your tooth and avoid tooth loss. Root canal treatment is used to treat the center, or the pulp of a tooth that is inflamed, infected or dead. The pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes, such as injury to the tooth, deep decay or trauma from repeated dental procedures.
Symptoms of infection include visible injury or swelling, sensitivity to temperature, pain when chewing, discoloration, or pain in the tooth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact BlueStem Dental for a consultation.
What to Expect During Root Canal Treatment
Despite their bad reputation, root canal treatment is a common and relatively easy procedure. Root canal treatment involves removing the pulp from the tooth chamber and canals. We then clean the canals with a disinfecting solution to flush out the infection. During your root canal treatment, we may provide local anesthesia or sedation to help make your experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Be sure to discuss your sedation options with our team. Your comfort is our first priority.
After treatment, we may place a temporary filling to protect your tooth until your restoration is complete. In most cases, our dentist will place a crown on the tooth to restore the look, strength and function of your tooth. Your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications, as directed. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have your full restoration. If a problem occurs, contact BlueStem Dental.
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Do You Accept Insurance?
Yes, our office is in-network with most major dental insurance providers. Please ask our office manager during your visit for a full list of providers. Our team will work with you to maximize your benefits. We also offer financing through CareCredit, as well as our convenient in-house financing plan. If special arrangements are needed, please talk to our office manager prior to receiving service.
Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?
Yes, we do. BlueStem Dental accepts walk-ins as scheduling permits. We also offer emergency appointments and will do everything we can to schedule your visit on the same-day. No matter your needs, our team will do everything we can to give you the prompt, professional dental care you and your family deserve.