Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, University City, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in University City
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a routine procedure that can, in most cases, save a damaged tooth if implemented correctly. If you have a severely cracked, injured, or decay-ridden tooth that is 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 good hygiene, many people don’t require further root canal therapy.
If you have a broken or painful tooth, and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for root canal therapy in University City, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | University City 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 could point to you needing root canal treatment:
- 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
- A small bump, similar to a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, University City
The process of getting root canal therapy is straight-forward 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 procedure. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, take out all of the infected soft tissue, and clean the area. After disinfecting the site, the tooth will be sealed to prevent further infection, and topped with a crown which protects the tooth below.
Endodontic Therapy, University City, MO
If you have severe 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 our team at Plaza Dental relieve 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: