Root Canal Treatment, Kansas City MO
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Stamos and Dr. Edwards use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will a root canal cost?
The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Patient Review by Susan B
Dr. Edwards is amazing. She did a wonderful job on a challenging root canal. I would give her a very high recommendation!
- Susan B
Patient Review by Taylor B
Fast, friendly, good conversation
- Taylor B
Patient Review by Danny K
Was very pleased with staff and especially the way treatment given. Calmed a very painful nervous issue. Dr. and staff so respectful and kind. Will definitely recommend to friends & family
- Danny K
Patient Review by ELL S
Dr. Stamos is a pain free doctor with wonderful chair side manners. I highly recommend him.
- ELL S
Patient Review by Jessica P
Thank you for being kind and funny. I appreciate you explaining everything to me before hand.
- Jessica P
Patient Review by Sal M
Very professional. Felt comfortable. Great advise.
- Sal M
Patient Review by Jennifer H
Everyone was nice
- Jennifer H
Patient Review by TONI W
I am such a baby when it comes to the dentist. Dr Stamos and Nancy were so patient with me - I can’t express how awesome they were. I will definitely use them again. Office staff was so sweet and efficient.
- TONI W
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Patient Review by Janice M
From start to finish I felt comfortable and that's a big deal when getting a root canal!
- Janice M
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Patient Review by ALTA F
THE STAFF, NURSE AND DOCTOR WERE VERY NICE AND FRIENDLY. I WAS VERY NERVOUS AND THEY MADE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND AT EASE. I LIKED THE WAY THEY WERE TOOK EXTRA TIME TO EXPLAIN MY PROCEDURES AND EXRAYS. THEY SHOWED THAT THEY CARED ABOUT ME AND WANTED TO HELP FIX THE PROBLEMS
- ALTA F
Patient Review by Stephanie B
Very appreciative of the staff and doctor who made this an easy experience!
- Stephanie B
Patient Review by Ginger H
I was informed of what was happening and the atmosphere was relaxed.
- Ginger H
Patient Review by Erin M
Dr. Stamos was wonderful, he kept me very calm and explained every step of the procedure.
- Erin M
Patient Review by Robin R
Very friendly staff. The doctor explained everything that he was going to do prior to procedure and then updated me during the process.
- Robin R
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Patient Review by Josh E
Everyone in the office is about 10 steps above amazing. They are welcoming, calming, and take very good care of you. It's never an unpleasant visit despite the stigma of the work being done. I've literally had more pain getting a filling than I had with my root canal. These people are the best in the industry. Would recommend to anyone needing work done.
- Josh E
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