Maryland Heights, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Maryland Heights, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Maryland Heights

Root canals might seem scary, but are 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 most likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but afterwards, with good hygiene, most patients don’t require additional root canal therapy.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Maryland Heights Endodontics

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of things and doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a root canal. But, some signs that could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
  • An ongoing toothache 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, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Maryland Heights

The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will give you anesthesia to keep you comfortable during the treatment. Then, using special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the damaged 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, Maryland Heights, MO

If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our friendly, qualified team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Maryland Heights as comfortable as possible and is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. 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: