Brentwood, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Brentwood, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Brentwood

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can, in most cases, save an injured tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that has become inflamed, you most 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 need further endodontic treatment.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Brentwood Endodontics

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of things and doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a root canal. But, there are certain symptoms that can indicate that you need a root canal are:

  • 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 discolored, gray or brownish 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, Brentwood

Root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Then, utilizing 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 area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Brentwood, MO

If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our professional, welcoming team is committed to ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the procedure. Let our team at Plaza Dental 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: