Florissant, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Florissant, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Florissant

The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a routine procedure that can effectively save an injured tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that has become inflamed, you more than 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 need additional root canal therapy.

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, and want to see if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Florissant, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Florissant 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 could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • 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, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Florissant

The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the infected soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Florissant, MO

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

Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: