Crestwood, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Crestwood, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Crestwood

The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a routine procedure that can effectively save an injured tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that is inflamed, you most likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but post-procedure, with good hygiene, most patients don’t require additional endodontic treatment.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Crestwood 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:

  • 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 inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • An acute bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Crestwood

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will give you anesthesia to make sure that you’re comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the infected soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Crestwood, MO

If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is committed to making your endodontic therapy in Crestwood as comfortable as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the procedure. 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: