Root Canal Therapy
in Jefferson City, MO

When extensive trauma, infection, or decay interferes with the structure of a tooth, root canal therapy can save the tooth from extraction. With modern dental technology, root canal therapy is more comfortable than years before. At Southwest Dental Care, Dr. Orme can perform the root canal procedure to prevent damage from spreading any further. To learn more about our root canal therapy treatment or schedule an appointment, please get in touch with our office!

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What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is located at the tooth’s core and contains the pulp chamber, where the nerves of the tooth are located. The canals bring nutrients to the nerves of the tooth. When these nerves become infected or damaged, root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth. During a root canal, Dr. Ormer removes any bacteria or debris contributing to the infection or damage and cleans and seals the tooth before repairing it with a filling or dental crown.

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How Do I Know I Need a Root Canal?

While only an exam with Dr. Orme can confirm if you can benefit from root canal therapy, there are signs you should watch out for. Some of the most common root canal symptoms include:

  • Consistent tooth pain
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Gum or a dental abscess

If you are experiencing any of the above, we encourage you to consider getting an appointment for a root canal near you.

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Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

A root canal procedure is meant to alleviate root canal pain and discomfort caused by the infection or trauma. Not only will a root canal reduce pain, but it has the chance to save your natural tooth. During the root canal, Dr. Orme can apply a local anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. By following our team’s root canal recovery instructions, you can best avoid pain and recover quickly.

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