Tiger Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Therapy

How can we help you?

If you are new to Sedalia and need a family dentist, you probably have some questions about our dental office and the care we provide.

Here are some of our common questions, but if you do not see yours listed here, use our handy contact form to send us an email or just pick up the phone and give us a call. All questions are welcome. We want you to feel confident in your choice of dentists.

Root Canal Therapy

Generally, if you need a root canal, you may notice pain or sensitivity in the infected tooth or a blister or bump on the gum, indicating a root infection.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling in the jaw or face
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sensitivity to hot foods and beverages
  • Pain when chewing or placing pressure on the tooth

Our Sedalia, MO dentist will assess your tooth to make sure root canal therapy is required.

If you do need a root canal, the steps are simple.

First, our dentist makes sure the area is fully numb. Then he clears away the deep infection that is causing you so much pain. He will also pack the area with medications to make you feel better and cut down on your recovery time. Generally, you will only feel mild discomfort for a day.

Next, you will come in for a follow-up appointment and be fitted with a permanent filling or dental crown. Our dentist sometimes recommends a dental crown for complex root canals or a weakened tooth to prevent breakage.

A dental crown is a tooth cover that fits over your existing tooth, making it durable and attractive!

Get in Touch with Our Sedalia, MO Dental Office Today

If you’re experiencing a toothache or sensitivity, contact Tiger Family Dental to schedule an emergency dental appointment.

 

We Want What is Best for You!

Dr. Ehlers has sought out additional training in specialty services. In most cases, we can provide root canals, extractions, dental implant placement, minor orthodontic treatment, and periodontal treatment here in our Sedalia, MO dental office without the need for a referral. We can even remove wisdom teeth comfortably and effectively right here.

 

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Not only does the ability to perform most services at Tiger Family Dental give our patients the convenience they look for in their dental care, but it also allows Dr. Ehlers to oversee your treatment from start to finish, ensuring that each step is done to his standards and specifications. Plus, patients love having treatment in a place where they feel comfortable.

You're In Our Hands From Beginning to End

This is especially important with certain treatments like dental implants. From the surgery to the restoration, you will be in great hands at Tiger Family Dental. Dr. Ehlers provides great results for our patients at every stage of care.

If you have a case that requires a specialty consultation or we think you would be more comfortable under IV sedation, we can always refer you to one of our trusted partners and follow up with them to make sure that you receive the best of both worlds!

 

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*Tiger Family Dental will be opening May 4th*

 We have made several modifications to follow guidelines and some staff are playing different roles. We will not have full availability to schedule. If your appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19 our office will call you to reschedule. We are having to make several adjustments to the schedule to follow guidelines. We kindly ask for your patience during this time. Thank you, TFD