Stop infections and fix tooth pain!
Root canals are probably the most notorious procedure in dentistry, but also the most misunderstood. While many people view them as “scary,” the truth is that a root canal is an effective treatment to stop pain and save your tooth.
So what is a root canal? When a tooth becomes infected, it’s usually related to the nerves in the root of your tooth. These infected nerves need to be removed. Left untreated, an infection can turn into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that leads to missing teeth and bone loss in your jaw.
Jackson Family Dental is the trusted place to get a root canal in Liberty. With state-of-the-art technology and years of experience, your root canal treatment will be easier and more comfortable than you thought. We’ll make sure of it.
Better results through better technology
Thanks to CBCT 3D imaging, Dr. Jackson can visualize exactly what’s going on with your tooth and create a root canal treatment plan personalized to your needs. Combined with local anesthetics and proper pain medication, our team can deliver efficient, long-lasting root canals with little to no pain in most cases.
Dr. Jackson answers your most common questions about root canals
What are the signs of an infected tooth?
Your dentist is the best person to diagnose your need for a root canal, but a few signs to keep an eye out for include:
- Constant toothache
- Lingering tooth sensitivity
- Sore and sensitive jawbone
- Chipped or fractured tooth (even small breaks and chips in your teeth can lead to advanced decay and infection)
How long does a root canal take?
A root canal typically takes about 60-90 minutes, and it’s possible your root canal treatment will be divided into two separate appointments. We’ll help you understand what to expect.
How much does it cost to get a root canal?
Dental insurance may cover a portion of your root canal treatment. Before scheduling your treatment, we’ll outline the cost as well payment plans and no-interest financing options that may be available to you.
Are root canals safe?
Yes. Root canals are proven to stop infection and save teeth. Roughly 25 million root canals are performed every year. There is no scientific evidence supporting the connection between root canal-treated teeth and disease or problems elsewhere in the body.
What to expect during a root canal at Jackson Family Dental
- We’ll start the procedure by using a local anesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth.
- Dr. Jackson will create an opening in the tooth canal to remove infected tissue, clean the canal, and seal it with a biocompatible material called gutta percha.
- We’ll finish your root canal with a custom tooth-colored crown, created right in our office in just 20 minutes.
We want you to know the joy of a happy, healthy smile. When you need to stop decay or save your tooth, we do our best to make your root canal treatment a positive, comfortable, and efficient experience. Your smile is in good hands here.
Enjoy our comfort-first approach to root canals
Therapeutic amenities to help you relax
Advanced diagnostic technology
Durable & natural-looking results
Warm & welcoming team
Schedule your visit
Think you might need a root canal or want a second opinion? Call (816) 429-5799 to schedule an appointment.
Our Liberty office
Kansas City, MO 64157
Jackson Family Dental is conveniently located right off of Route 152. Enjoy our spa-like atmosphere and family-friendly approach. We look forward to seeing you!