Northwoods, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Northwoods, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Northwoods

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard 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 will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but post-procedure, with good hygiene, many people don’t require further endodontic treatment.

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, and would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Northwoods, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Northwoods 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:

  • 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 inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • A small bump, similar to a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Northwoods

Root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to having a tooth filled. During your visit, the dentist will give you anesthesia to make sure that you’re comfortable during the treatment. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the damaged 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, Northwoods, MO

If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified 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 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: