Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, St. Louis County, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in St. Louis County
Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if implemented 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 generally take one to two appointments, but afterwards, with good hygiene, most patients don’t require additional root canal therapy.
If you have a broken or tender tooth, and would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in St. Louis County, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | St. Louis County Endodontics
Toothaches can be caused by many things and don’t always indicate that you need to get root canal treatment. But, some signs that can indicate that you need a root canal are:
- Sudden, extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
- 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, St. Louis County
The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure 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, using special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the infected tooth, remove the damaged 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, St. Louis County, MO
If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, or sharp, 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 is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have regarding the procedure or post-procedure care. Let the [Plaza Dental team 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: