Bel-Ridge, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Bel-Ridge, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Bel-Ridge

Root canals might seem scary, but are a routine procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that has become inflamed, you most likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but post-procedure, with good hygiene, most patients don’t need further root canal therapy.

If you have a damaged or tender tooth, and would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Bel-Ridge, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Bel-Ridge Endodontics

Toothaches can be caused by many things and don’t always indicate that you need to get root canal treatment. But, some signs that could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink
  • Prolonged tooth pain that is triggered long after hot or cold temperatures have been removed
  • A Dark tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • A small bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Bel-Ridge

The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to having a tooth filled. During your appointment, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, remove the damaged soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Bel-Ridge, MO

If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Bel-Ridge as comfortable as possible and is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. Let our team at Plaza Dental relieve your tooth pain and help you bring back your healthy, beautiful smile. Get in touch with our team by calling (314)-361-1818 or contacting Plaza Dental today to make an appointment.

Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: