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St. John, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, St. John, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in St. John

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can, in most cases, save an injured tooth if done 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 post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t need further endodontic treatment.

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

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | St. John 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 Dark tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • A small bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, St. John

The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to having a tooth filled. During your visit, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to make sure that you’re comfortable during the procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the damaged soft tissue, and disinfect the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, St. John, MO

If you have extreme tooth sensitivity, or sudden, 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 regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. Let our team at Plaza Dental alleviate 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 schedule an appointment.


Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: