Ferguson, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Ferguson, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Ferguson

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 more than likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but afterwards, with good 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 Ferguson, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Ferguson 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 food and drink have been removed
  • A Dark 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, Ferguson

Root canal therapy is a standard procedure 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 treatment. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured tooth, remove the infected soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Ferguson, MO

If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified team is dedicated to ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free 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: