2541 S. 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term "root canal" comes from cleaning of the canals inside a tooth's root. With dental advances and local anesthetics, root canal therapy has become a generally pain-free treatment. In fact, it's probably more painful living with a decayed tooth.
Root canal alternatives include extracting the damaged tooth and replacing it with a dental implant, bridge or removable partial denture.