Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Olivette, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Olivette
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a standard procedure that can, in most cases, save an injured tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed 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 afterwards, with excellent hygiene, most patients don’t require further 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 Olivette, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Olivette 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:
- Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
- Prolonged tooth pain 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, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, Olivette
Root canal therapy is a standard procedure 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 infected tooth, remove the infected soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.
Endodontic Therapy, Olivette, MO
If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, 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 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 make an appointment.
Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: