Hazelwood, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Hazelwood, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Hazelwood

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can effectively save an injured tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that is inflamed, you more than likely will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but afterwards, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t require additional root canal therapy.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Hazelwood 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:

  • Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
  • 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, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Hazelwood

Root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to having a tooth filled. During your appointment, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the infected soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Hazelwood, MO

If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Hazelwood 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 restore your healthy, beautiful smile. Get in touch with our team by calling (314)-361-1818 or contacting Plaza Dental today to schedule an appointment.

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