Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Warson Woods, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Warson Woods
The term “root canal” is scary to many, but is a standard procedure that can effectively save a damaged tooth if done correctly. If you have a painful, cracked, or decayed tooth that has become inflamed, you most likely need root canal treatment, also known as Endodontic therapy. Root canals typically take one to two in-office sessions, but afterwards, with excellent 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 Warson Woods, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Warson Woods 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
- An ongoing toothache that is triggered long after hot or cold temperatures have been removed
- A discolored, gray or brownish tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
- A small bump, not unlike the appearance of a pimple, on the gum line, near the affected area
- Extreme gum tenderness or swelling
Root Canal Therapy, Warson Woods
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 treatment. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will open up the top of the infected tooth, remove the infected soft tissue, and disinfect 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, Warson Woods, MO
If you are experiencing severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. 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 relieve your tooth pain and help you bring back 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: