St. Louis, MO

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

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

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 more than likely will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t need additional root canal therapy.

If you have a broken or tender tooth, and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in St. Louis, 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. Louis Endodontics

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of things and doesn’t necessarily mean that you need a root canal. But, there are certain symptoms that can indicate that you need a root canal are:

  • Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold food or drink
  • Prolonged tooth pain that is triggered long after hot or cold temperatures have been removed
  • A Dark tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • An acute bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, St. Louis

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 open up the top of the injured tooth, take out all of the damaged soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the area, the tooth will be sealed to prevent future infection, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.

Endodontic Therapy, St. Louis, 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 making your endodontic therapy in St. Louis as comfortable as possible and is available to answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the procedure. 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: