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Root Canals

Root Canals

One of the most common dental procedures is the root canal. Over 14 million root canals are performed every year. Our practice is no exception as Dr. Swan provides root canals to many patients here in our Shawnee office.

Our root canal treatments offer more than just pain relief; they provide a lifeline to saving damaged teeth and preserving your smile's functionality. With a commitment to your comfort and well-being, our skilled team performs root canals with precision and compassion. Through advanced techniques, we address the source of discomfort while safeguarding the integrity of your tooth. Bid farewell to persistent pain and embrace the renewed potential of a fully functional, pain-free smile. Experience the transformation as our root canal treatments redefine your perception of dental care, offering relief and revitalization in every step of the process.

What is a Root Canal?

The center of your tooth is full of pulp, which extends down into the one or more roots of the tooth. When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or broken, bacteria can reach the pulp and cause it to become infected. The area round the tooth may become very swollen and painful, with temperature and pressure sensitivity as well. A root canal opens the tooth, cleans out the infected pulp, and fills the root with a material that seals it and prevents bacteria from reentering. A crown is then placed to cover the entry point, and the tooth is restored.


  • Prevention of extraction. If the tooth can be saved, it is much better for your remaining teeth.
  • Reduction of pain and sensitivity in the affected tooth.
  • Cessation of infection and swelling.
  • Cost savings compared to an extraction and a dental implant placement.
  • A 90% success rate.

After Your Appointment

We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort during the procedure, and will also provide nitrous oxide (laughing gas) if requested. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine the same day.

Anytime local anesthesia is used, the lips, tongue, and cheeks may be numb for several hours. Refrain from hot beverages and chewing until the numbness wears off. If there is any cold or heat or pressure sensitivity, don't be alarmed — this should wear off soon after the final restoration is placed.

If your bite feels uneven, if you have persistent pain or swelling, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office.

Special Offer

$199 New Patient Special*

  • Includes complete exam
  • Includes necessary x-rays & basic cleaning

*New patients only. Restrictions may apply. Call for details.

Special Offer

$99 Emergency Toothache Exam

  • For New Patients Only

*New patients only. Restrictions may apply. Call for details.

21620 Midland Drive

Shawnee, KS 66218

Opening Hours

Mon 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tue 7:00 AM–3:00 PM
Wed 7:00 AM –3:00 PM
Thur 7:00 AM–3:00 PM

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