Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, St. Ann, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in St. Ann
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a routine procedure that can, in most cases, save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden tooth that has become inflamed, you more than 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, most patients don’t require further root canal therapy.
If you have a damaged or tender tooth, and want to see if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in St. Ann, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | St. Ann 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 can indicate that you need a root canal are:
- 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 Dark tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
- An acute bump, similar to a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, St. Ann
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 make sure that you’re comfortable during the treatment. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, remove the damaged soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.
Endodontic Therapy, St. Ann, MO
If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is committed to making your endodontic therapy in St. Ann as comfortable 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 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 schedule an appointment.
Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: