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If you’re needing a root canal, there’s no reason to worry and every reason to move forward with your treatment. Root canals are a dental procedure that eliminate bacteria from infected tooth roots and prevent reinfection because the infected pulp is removed and the surrounding area is carefully cleaned, filled, and then sealed. Every year, millions of people undergo a root canal solution to treat diseased or damaged teeth. A root canal will relieve any oral pain you’ve been experiencing and can make your teeth healthy once again.

Related Article: What is a Root Canal?

Do All Toothaches Require a Root Canal Treatment?

Sometimes you may feel intense tooth pain that makes you think you need a root canal solution, but the pain is a symptom of another problem requiring a completely different treatment. Such as:

  • Exposed root surfaces as a result of gum recession can mimic cold sensitivity.
  • Sinus congestion can produce pressure around the roots of the upper teeth and cause pain upon chewing, which imitates root canal pain.
  • Gum disease can also mimic the throbbing pain around teeth that can feel like root canal pain.
  • Jaw pain can either be an indication of pain in the jaw joint or pain referred from a tooth needing a root canal.

  IMPORTANT: if you’re experiencing tooth pain, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Caye immediately!! Learn more about Emergency Dental Care and What’s Considered a Dental Emergency

How a Root Canal Can Restore Your Tooth

Root canals have the unlucky reputation of being uncomfortable or painful. But the truth is, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Due to innovative painkillers and advancements in dental technology, little to no pain should be experienced during your root canal. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to a root canal is truly the painful period, not the root canal procedure itself.

According to WebMD, “During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form. Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. But the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.”

Read more from WebMD about Dental Health and Root Canals

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms, such as:

  • Severe pain when biting/chewing
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • Pimples on gums
  • Decay
  • Lingering temperature sensitivity
  • Darkening of gums

These symptoms may indicate that a root canal solution is needed. To get your oral health back to normal, and to eliminate any pain you may be experiencing, a root canal treatment is often the next, and best, step to take. If left untreated, there’s no doubt you’ll lose the infected tooth and experience more dental problems and more pain. You can even spread the infection to the rest of your body, if left untreated.

Related Article: Tooth Decay Treatments Explained (But what happens if it isn’t treated?)

The Root Canal Solution

A root canal is typically completed in just one trip to our office. Once the pulp is removed, the area is cleaned and sealed, a crown is typically placed atop of your natural tooth to fully restore the look, function, and strength. Now, with CEREC same-day crowns, there’s no more waiting for a permanent crown with a temporary crown. We can create crowns in-office in just a few minutes.

Why is a Crown Added After a Root Canal?

When a tooth becomes weak over time from a root canal, it can fracture and cause further dental problems.  This is why a crown is necessary after a root canal procedure, to provide you with a strong and healthy tooth to protect your oral health.

Therefore, it is standard practice in dentistry to add permanent fillings to protect your tooth from bacteria and further damage after a root canal is complete. After the filling, a crown will be placed to provide strength and protection to the filled tooth. Not only does this provide bacteria protection to your tooth, but it also looks natural.

Learn what to expect during a root canal treatment.

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Who Needs a Dental Crown After a Root Canal?

Needing a crown after a root canal will mostly likely depend on the location of the affected tooth. Teeth towards the back of the mouth, like molars and premolars, are needed more for chewing, and generally require crowns, where incisors or canines which are not needed for chewing do not always require crowns.

If you suffer from any kind of teeth grinding, it is also especially important to get a crown after a root canal. When your teeth grind, immense pressure is put on your teeth, and on a weakened tooth from a root canal, this can cause major damage.

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To summarize, crowns after a root canal solution provide these major benefits:

  • Infection prevention
  • Natural looking tooth and color
  • Protect you from tooth sensitivity
  • Back-up security
  • Restore a fragile tooth

On a lighter note… here are some interesting facts about root canal therapy:

  • Some roots have more than one root canal, but all have at least one canal
  • A root canal performed on any tooth (front or back) with a nerve
  • Nearly 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States
  • Since the roots aren’t necessary for the tooth to function, they can be removed
  • There is only one main purpose for the tooth’s nerve: to provide the feeling or sensation of cold and hot
  • Most teeth are fixed with root canal therapy with a 95 percent success rate
  • A root canal is a standard and very common procedure
  • Most teeth fixed with root canal therapy can last a lifetime

Are you are suffering from a toothache? Premier Dental can help!

As they say, “fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all”.

No need to fear a toothache or root canal therapy if you live in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Dr. Caye and his team of professionals will keep you comfortable as they get you out of pain quickly with a root canal solution.

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal therapy, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

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When damage or trauma effects your smile, Dr. Caye offers multiple options to restore your tooth’s natural appearance and function. Not only is the function of your teeth our top priority, but so is the aesthetic look and feel of your teeth. So, what do you do when you break or lose a tooth? Give us a call right away and we’ll quickly fix and restore your smile with our restorative dental methods, such as:

  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Dental Implants
  • Bridges
  • Dentures

We also offer emergency tooth repair! When you are in need of urgent dental care, you can count on Dr. Caye and his team at Premier Dental to deliver the high-quality treatment you need right away. Urgent root canals and other dental emergencies require timely care in order to alleviate pain and address problematic damage or infection.

Related Article: Emergency Dental Care: What’s Considered a Dental Emergency?

Learn more about Repairing a Broken or Chipped Tooth

Restore Your Smile: Broken Teeth Repair

When a large piece of a tooth is knocked out, oftentimes the root and the pulp is exposed. This can result in moderate to severe pain levels and you’ll want to see your dentist ASAP to fix your smile and eliminate your pain. If you leave your tooth for a long period of time, you can experience more pain, swelling, infection, and even a medical emergency. To fix a single, or a few broken teeth, you may consider:

  • Dental Implant: Dental implants offer a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
  • Porcelain Crown: A dental crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant.
  • Dental Inlay: This replaces a moderately sized area of teeth that have been damaged due to tooth decay or trauma that are too large to be repaired by fillings.
  • Onlay: Onlays are fabricated outside of the mouth and are typically made out of porcelain.

Restorative Dentistry at Premier Dental

Learn more about Dental Crowns: Why do I need a Dental Crown?

Restore Your Smile: Missing Teeth Repair

If you’re missing a tooth or teeth, you may not have any immediate symptoms. However, over time, pressure will build on either side of the gaps and can collapse inwards, making opposing teeth start to move around. This is called malocclusion. Basically, the longer you wait to fix a missing tooth, the more complicated the fix will be. So, it’s very important to see your dentist right away and begin discussing potential restorations for a missing tooth/teeth. Options may include:

  • Dental Implants: a permanent replacement for missing teeth and an effective solution that will look and feel as natural as your original teeth.
  • Porcelain Bridges: – A fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
  • Dentures: There are three types of dentures, fixed, partial, and permanent. Dentures make it easier to speak and eat and can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile.

Learn more: Fixing a Chipped Tooth

Enhance Your Smile with a Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover 

Don’t wait for a special event before getting the smile of your dreams. Chipped, cracked, misplaced, and stained teeth can negatively affect your smile and your self-confidence. With natural-looking restorative and cosmetic dentistry options at Premier Dental, Dr. Caye specializes in a customized cosmetic dentistry smile makeover that will restore your smile. Let the world see the person you really are.

Learn More: Cosmetic Dentistry Smile Makeover: Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Smile

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Restore Your Smile … Schedule Your Consultation Today

We can combine our services to restore your smile! If you’re concerned about discolored, missing, chipped, misaligned, or cracked teeth, come talk to us to see what your best solution is for a healthy, beautiful smile. We can treat anything from disease to replacing missing teeth and create a new smile you can be proud of.

Schedule your restorative or cosmetic dentistry consultation today. We look forward to customizing your treatment to best achieve your aesthetic goals for your dream smile!

Dr. Stephan Caye and his friendly, experienced team at Premier Dental offer affordable family dentistry and gentle dental care in the Lee’s Summit, MO area. Our office is conveniently located off of Highway 50 and SE Blue Parkway. We offer appointment times Monday through Friday to meet your needs. At Premier Dental, we provide most dental health services, from family and general dentistry to specialty procedures, including dental implants, dentures, endodontic or root canal therapy, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care and much more. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Please call us at (816) 600-6330 to schedule an appointment.

 

 

 

 

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Dental cavities, also known as tooth decay, breaks down your tooth’s enamel (the hard outer layer of a tooth) and can vary in severity and stages of decay. Let’s take a look at the various tooth decay treatments and how we can help at Premier Dental.

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Why is root canal complete with crown? When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is often the best treatment for fixing the problem and alleviating your pain. Root canals can save your teeth from further decay and dental issues. However, when a root canal is performed, the affected tooth becomes weaker.

What is the Root Canal Process?

A root canal is performed when there is an infection within the tooth. Your dentist will gain access to the center of the tooth to remove the infection, therefore stopping the infection altogether. When an infection reaches the inside, or pulp, of the tooth, it is called pulpitis.

Before a root canal, your tooth can be in severe pain, but the procedure will help remove the pain completely.

What is a root canal and what happens during treatment? Learn more HERE.

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Do you have a toothache, but are a little unsettled at the thought of needing root canal therapy? We can get your questions answered and put you at ease. These are some of the questions we’ve gotten from our patients: What is a root canal? Can I avoid getting a root canal? What are the symptoms? And … will it hurt? (more…)

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Losing teeth can be frustrating and upsetting. Thankfully, there are two wonderful options that can bring your smile, and your dental health, all together and looking beautiful. These options are dentures and dental implants, but what’s the difference between the two? Let’s dive into what you need to know to make the best decision for yourself: Dentures vs Dental Implants.

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Sometimes, the dreaded things happen. You’re eating your favorite, crunchy dish at dinner and you hear and uncomfortable crunch in the back of your mouth. You know what just happened. Your old, traditional crown just broke. You dread the time you must spend going back and forth to the dentist’s office to get a temporary crown and then your real, replacement crown from the lab. Thankfully, with technology advancements in dentistry, knowing that you must get a crown doesn’t have to be so time consuming anymore! With Same day crowns, you can get a new crown in just one visit to the dentist.

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Root canals happen often. Chances are, you’ll experience a root canal or two in your lifetime. Thankfully, according to WebMD, root canal procedures have over a 95% success rate. This means that you can breathe a sigh of relief if your dentist brings up the often-dreaded words, “root canal.” In all actuality, root canals are meant to help you avoid pain, and put a stop to any oral pain you’re experiencing. So, typically you should not experience pain after root canal procedure.

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Dentures have long been a tooth replacement option, as they are removable teeth designed to replace missing teeth and keep your mouth healthy. Dentures make it easier to speak and eat and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Dentures also help prevent your facial muscles from “sagging”.

There are two categories of dentures, complete dentures and partial dentures.

  • Complete dentures are required for patients who have no natural teeth left.
  • Partial dentures replace a few missing natural teeth and are attached to remaining healthy natural teeth.

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There is an array of reasons that cause people to lose their teeth. Ailments such as gum disease, tooth decay, or direct injury to the mouth can cause teeth to dislodge from the mouth. For people who have lost their original teeth, dentures serve a much-needed function. They help to improve appearance and the way people eat or speak.  

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