Dr. Smith offers comprehensive family dentistry under one roof. We have specialists in the building for orthodontic, endodontic and oral surgery (wisdom tooth extraction, jaw correction).
Orthodontics is the use of appliances to bring the teeth and jaw into proper alignment. Appliances include traditional metal wires and brackets, ceramic braces, clear aligners, retainers, and devices that guide jaw growth, improve appearance and guide permanent teeth into the best position. Anyone who wants straight, even teeth can benefit from orthodontic treatment, whether you’re a teenager or an adult.
Endodontics is concerned with the dental pulp or the soft tissue bundle in the center of the tooth. Normally, the pulp is protected by the enamel and the inner layer called dentin. Endodontic surgery is used to locate and repair small fractures or hidden canals, remove calcium deposits and treat damaged root surfaces or surrounding bone.
Dr. Smith focuses on prevention and aims to preserve your natural tooth if possible. However, there are times when removing the tooth is the only way to restore function and appearance. The tooth may be removed if it is impacted and is causing damage to surrounding areas (impacted wisdom tooth) or the tooth is too weak to be saved by root canal therapy.
Learn more about orthodontic, endodontic, oral surgery and other dental treatments that can save your teeth and keep your smile healthy. Call (913) 649-5600 now or click here to make an appointment with your Prairie Village dentist.