Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Riverview Gardens, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Riverview Gardens
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a standard procedure that can, in most cases, save a damaged 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 post-procedure, with good hygiene, many people don’t need additional endodontic treatment.
If you have a damaged or painful tooth, and want to see if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Riverview Gardens, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Riverview Gardens Endodontics
Toothaches can be caused by many things and don’t always indicate that you need to get root canal treatment. But, there are certain symptoms that can indicate that you need a root canal are:
- Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink
- 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 deep tooth trauma
- An acute bump, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, Riverview Gardens
The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to having a tooth filled. During your appointment, the dentist will give you anesthesia to make sure that you’re comfortable during the treatment. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the infected 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, Riverview Gardens, MO
If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified team is dedicated to ensuring that your procedure is as pain-free as possible and can answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. 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.
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