Dr. Schulz has the advanced technology to take care of your root canal and give you a permanent, perfect crown in a single visit. No temporaries!

Dr. Schulz has the advanced technology to take care of your root canal and give you a permanent, perfect crown in a single visit. No temporaries!

Pain-Free Root Canals in One Visit

Dr. Schulz and his highly-trained staff have performed hundreds of root canals and does everything possible to make the procedures as fast and comfortable as possible. From painless, controlled injections to motorized rotary instruments, our root canals are fast and pain-free.

Because Dr. Schulz has his own computerized CEREC milling facility, he can create custom crowns in just one visit using advanced CEREC technology. And that means fewer injections, less time in the dental chair, and more time for you to attend to the things that matter to you most.

To make an appointment, call 913-649-3313 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our Root Canal Procedure

Before recommending a root canal, we collect a thorough dental history and perform an examination including digital x-rays. This aids in the accurate diagnosis of any tooth that may need a root canal.

Our root canals are fast and comfortable and are often done in less than hour. Once you have healed, Dr. Schulz will make and place your permanent crown in a single visit, using CEREC technology.

What is a Root Canal?

tooth_root_diagramA root canal is a procedure that is done to save a tooth that is badly damaged or infected. The pulp, or living part of the tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber, a space inside center of the tooth, which holds the pulp and extends into roots. It becomes infected or dies for a number of reasons:

  • Decay — bacteria causing tooth decay infects the pulp.
  • Trauma — a traumatic injury can cause an inflammation of the pulp.
  • Deep fillings — fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber because of tooth decay or tooth fracture.
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and can die for no apparent reason.

During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the “canal” inside of the root, which is then cleaned, filled and sealed.

What are the symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal?

  • Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing, when having hot or cold foods.
  • Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night.
  • Pain when chewing or biting.
  • Swelling on your gum which when pressed may release blood or pus.
  • Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear!

Sometimes, however, there may be no symptoms.

To make an appointment, call 913-649-3313 or click here to request an appointment online.