Sunset Hills, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Sunset Hills, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Sunset Hills

Root canals might seem scary, but are a standard procedure that can, in most cases, save an injured tooth if implemented 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 afterwards, with good hygiene, many people don’t require additional root canal therapy.

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, and would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in Sunset Hills, MO, call or contact our team at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Sunset Hills 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 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 food and drink have been removed
  • A discolored, gray or brownish tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
  • An acute bump, similar to a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Sunset Hills

Root canal therapy is straight-forward 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 procedure. Then, using special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the injured tooth, take out all of 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, Sunset Hills, MO

If you have extreme tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Sunset Hills as comfortable as possible and can 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 make an appointment.

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