Spanish Lake, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Spanish Lake, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Spanish Lake

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can effectively save an injured tooth if done correctly. If you have a severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden 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 further root canal therapy.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Spanish Lake 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 could point to you needing root canal treatment:

  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink
  • An ongoing toothache that is triggered long after hot or cold temperatures have been removed
  • A discolored, gray or brownish tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • An acute bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Spanish Lake

The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward and similar to getting a tooth filling. 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 cut open the top of the infected tooth, remove the damaged soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, Spanish Lake, MO

If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. 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 our team at Plaza Dental 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: