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Root Canal Therapy

An untreated cavity and buildup of bacteria can cause a serious and painful infection in the root canals of your tooth. 

If you're suffering from tooth pain and sensitivity, Dr. Bryon Nordhus can relieve your symptoms with effective root canal therapy

Restore your oral health with a root canal from our Wichita, KS, dentist. We offer sedation to keep treatment comfortable.

Find Relief From an Infected Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

When the bacteria from an untreated cavity enters the inside of the tooth, it can infect the pulp and cause serious dental issues, including pain, swelling, and the growth of abscesses along the gumline. Without timely dental treatment, you risk losing your tooth and allowing the infection to spread to other parts of your body. 

If you have a root canal infection, Dr. Nordhus can help. During root canal therapy, he will thoroughly sanitize the inner part of your tooth, eliminating the infection and relieving your discomfort. He can then cap the treated tooth with a lifelike dental crown for added protection from further issues.

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Receive Gentle Root Canal Treatment From an Experienced Dentist

When decay reaches the tissue inside a tooth, it can cause an infection. This can result in toothache, swelling, or dental pain that disrupts your day and keeps you awake at night. At Nordhus Dentistry, our dentist can quickly alleviate the painful symptoms of an infected tooth with a root canal.

Do you suspect you have a root canal infection? Reach out to Dr. Nordhus today. If you have infected root canals or another dental issue, our dentist can get you in quick and perform a gentle dental treatment to alleviate your issues. Contact us online or call:

(316) 721-6730

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The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment 

Relieve Pain

Living with an infection in your root canals can cause constant pain. If your pain disappears without explanation, it's likely that your tooth roots have died. Root canal treatment is still important to prevent the development of additional painful dental issues.

Save Your Teeth

Without proper root canal treatment, infected teeth may need to be extracted. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift, leading to misalignment and even additional tooth loss. Dr. Nordhus will do everything possible to save your natural tooth during root canal treatment.

Stop Infections

An infection in the root canals can spread to other teeth and areas of the body if it's left untreated. Using gentle dentistry techniques, Dr. Nordhus can eliminate the infection within your tooth and prevent it from spreading. 

What Happens If I Don't Seek Treatment For My Root Canal Infection?

An infection in the root canals can be damaging to your teeth, gums, jaw, and more if it's not given the proper dental care. As you lose teeth and tooth roots, your jawbone's density will diminish. If you wait too long before seeking dental care, you may need costly restorative care with dental implants to repair your smile.   

Root canal treatment at our Wichita, KS, practice can protect your health and help you skip expensive dentistry down the line. Don't delay if you're experiencing painful root canal symptoms. The sooner you request a consultation, the sooner our dentist can examine your teeth and determine if the pulp in your root canals needs attention. 

You Don't Need to See an Endodontist  For a Successful Root Canal

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the health of the inner tooth. While endodontists are effective, they aren't the only dental professionals who can treat the pulp inside of the root canals. Root canal therapy performed by an accomplished dentist like Dr. Nordhus can be just as effective as treatment from an endodontist. 

As a dentist who completed an Advanced Education General Dentistry Residency in San Antonio, TX, and attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Dr. Nordhus has skills and knowledge that go beyond what the average dentist possesses.

If you need root canal treatment in the Wichita, KS, area, Dr. Nordhus can gently remove the infected pulp and save your natural tooth.

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Afraid of Pain During Your Root Canal?  Ask About Your Sedation Options

It's common for patients to assume that root canal treatment is painful, but this therapy does much more to relieve pain than to cause it.

We understand that some patients have a strong fear of the dentist or have a low tolerance for pain, and we're here to help. Dr. Nordhus offers oral conscious sedatives, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation to keep you calm and comfortable during your root canal. If you believe sedation will help you with your root canal procedure, ask our Wichita, KS, dentist about your sedation options today. 

What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

Receiving a root canal can save your tooth from extraction. After the procedure, Dr. Nordhus can cap the tooth with a custom dental crown for added protection.
Receiving a root canal can save your tooth from extraction. After the procedure, Dr. Nordhus can cap the tooth with a custom dental crown for added protection.


Visit our Wichita dentist's office so Dr. Nordhus can perform an examination and take X-rays that give him a comprehensive picture of your oral health. If he determines you need root canal treatment, we'll schedule your procedure.

Calming Sedation

We'll thoroughly numb the treatment area with local anesthetic before beginning. We can also administer sedation before the procedure to maximize your comfort.

Accessing the Pulp

Dr. Nordhus will create a small opening in the crown of your tooth to access the inner chamber. He'll gently remove the diseased pulp, blood vessels, and nerves from within. If we discovered a dental abscess while taking your X-rays, Dr. Nordhus can address it at this step.

Sanitizing the Tooth

After removing the infected tissue from the pulp chamber, Dr. Nordhus will fill it with an inert material to restore its structure. He'll then seal the tooth with a filling to keep it protected.

New Dental Crown

Depending on the extent of your procedure, your tooth may need a dental crown for additional protection. Dr. Nordhus designs crowns that are durable, feel comfortable, and look natural.

Covering the Cost of Treatment  For a Root Canal

Nordhus Dentistry in Wichita, KS, accepts a variety of dental insurance coverage plans. Because a root canal is a restorative procedure, your insurance should cover at least part of your treatment costs.

We also accept CareCredit® financing to help patients without comprehensive dental coverage. This allows you to pay for your root canal in manageable monthly installments rather than all at once. With this financing option, you can enjoy the oral health and pain-relieving benefits of root canal therapy while staying within your budget.  

Can't I Just Have My Tooth Removed? Why We Always Try to Save Teeth

Dr. Nordhus will always try to save a natural tooth rather than extract it. While removing the tooth can stop the pain and prevent the root canal infection from spreading, leaving a gap in your smile can also have consequences for your oral health.

If we do have to extract an infected tooth, Dr. Nordhus recommends quickly replacing it with a dental implant and crown. However, this can be a lengthy treatment process, so we'll try to avoid it if possible.

Rather than dealing with the risks that come with tooth loss, consider root canal treatment instead. If you have a dental infection, it can be the fastest and most cost-effective way to preserve your oral health and complete smile.

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​Dr. Byron J. Nordhus

Nordhus Dentistry

Dr. Byron J. Nordhus strives to provide the highest level of comprehensive dental care at his Wichita, KS, practice, while treating his patients like family. He uses advanced materials, treatments, and technology to make dental procedures as effective and painless as possible. Affiliations include:

  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association 

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (316) 721-6730.

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