Clayton, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Clayton, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Clayton

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 severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden tooth that has become inflamed, you more than likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, most patients don’t need further root canal therapy.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Clayton Endodontics

Toothaches can be caused by many things and don’t always indicate that you need to get root canal treatment. But, there are certain symptoms that could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • 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 Dark tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • A small bump, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Clayton

Root canal therapy is straight-forward 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, utilizing special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the damaged soft tissue, and disinfect 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, Clayton, MO

If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Clayton as comfortable as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. Let our team at Plaza Dental relieve 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: