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Black Jack, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Black Jack, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Black Jack

Root canals might seem scary, but are a routine procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden tooth that has become inflamed, you more than likely will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but afterwards, with good hygiene, many people don’t require further endodontic treatment.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Black Jack Endodontics

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of things and doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a root canal. But, some signs that could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Prolonged tooth pain that is triggered long after hot or cold temperatures have been removed
  • A discolored, gray or brownish tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • A small bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Black Jack

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

Endodontic Therapy, Black Jack, MO

If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified team is committed to making your endodontic therapy in Black Jack as comfortable as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. Let the [Plaza Dental team alleviate 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: