Kirkwood, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Kirkwood, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Kirkwood

Root canals might seem scary, but are a routine procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that has become inflamed, you most likely will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but afterwards, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t need further 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 Kirkwood, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Kirkwood 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 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 temperatures have been removed
  • A discolored, gray or brownish tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • An acute bump, similar to a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Kirkwood

The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your appointment, 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 injured tooth, remove the infected soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Kirkwood, MO

If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming 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 the [Plaza Dental team alleviate 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: