Endodontics is a special branch of dentistry that is focused on treating and studying the inner parts of your tooth, which are known as the dental pulp and tooth nerves. If these tissues become damaged or infected, root canal therapy may be needed in order to restore the health of your smile. The dental pulp and nerves may become infected if tooth decay or damage go untreated and reach deep inside the tooth. Without proper endodontic treatment, the infected tooth would die and require removal. Through root canal therapy, we can relieve the painful symptoms of tooth infection, restore your oral health, and prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of the mouth. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected dental pulp and tooth nerves from the tooth. Once this has been completed, our skilled dentist will gently clean the tooth and fill it with a medicated, rubber-like material. Finally, the tooth is capped with a dental crown or filling in order to return it to its original shape and structure. The Hurd Family dental team will make certain that your root canal in Lee's Summit, Missouri is as comfortable possible. We invite you to contact us at Hurd Family Dental today to learn more.