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Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Bellefontaine Neighbors

The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a routine procedure that can, in most cases, save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that is inflamed, you more than likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t require further root canal therapy.

If you have a broken or painful tooth, and want to see if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Bellefontaine Neighbors 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 can indicate that you need a root canal are:

  • Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Prolonged tooth pain that is triggered long after hot or cold food and drink have been removed
  • A Dark tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • A small bump, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Bellefontaine Neighbors

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to having a tooth filled. During your visit, the dentist will give you anesthesia to make sure that you’re comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the infected soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO

If you have extreme tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free as possible and is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the procedure. Let the [Plaza Dental team alleviate your tooth pain and restore your healthy, beautiful smile. Get in touch with our team by calling (314)-361-1818 or contacting Plaza Dental today to schedule an appointment.


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