Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Maplewood, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Maplewood
Root canals might seem scary, but are a routine procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden tooth that has become 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 excellent hygiene, most patients don’t require additional endodontic treatment.
If you have a damaged or tender tooth, and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Maplewood, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Maplewood 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:
- 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 deep tooth trauma
- A small bump, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, Maplewood
The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will give you anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the damaged soft tissue, and clean 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, Maplewood, 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 ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the procedure. Let the [Plaza Dental team 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 schedule an appointment.
Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: