Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Central West End, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Central West End
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a standard procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that is 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, most patients don’t require additional endodontic treatment.
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 Central West End, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Central West End 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
- An ongoing toothache 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, Central West End
The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your appointment, 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, remove the damaged soft tissue, and disinfect 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, Central West End, MO
If you have extreme tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our friendly, qualified team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Central West End 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 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.
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