Root canal therapy can be used to save and restore a badly decayed and damaged tooth. Dr. Berkvam may recommend root canal therapy to prevent the need to extract a tooth with an infected nerve or damaged pulp. You may benefit from root canal therapy if you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms:
- Severe sensitivity or pain to heat or cold temperatures
- Tooth pain when chewing
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged pulp of the tooth, then filling it to restore the look, feel, and function of your tooth. Dr. Berkvam and her skilled dental team will help you have a comfortable, pleasant experience, and the procedure can be completed in just one or two visits to our Kansas City, Missouri office. Contact us today at Smiles of Kansas City Dental Center to begin your journey to optimal oral health!