Bridgeton, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Bridgeton, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Bridgeton

Root canals might seem scary, but are a routine 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 typically take one to two in-office sessions, but post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, most patients don’t need additional root canal therapy.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Bridgeton 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 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, Bridgeton

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to having a tooth filled. During your appointment, the dentist will give you anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the damaged soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Bridgeton, MO

If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Bridgeton as comfortable as possible and is available to 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: