Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Webster Groves, MO
Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Webster Groves
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 is inflamed, you most likely will need to have a root canal performed. Root canals generally take one to two appointments, but post-procedure, with excellent hygiene, many people don’t require additional endodontic treatment.
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 Webster Groves, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.
Do I Need a Root Canal? | Webster Groves 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 temperatures have been removed
- A Dark tooth, which indicates inflamed pulp/ruptured blood vessels
- 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, Webster Groves
The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure and similar to getting a tooth filling. During your visit, the dentist will numb you with an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Then, utilizing special tools, the dentist will cut open the top of the injured 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, often with a crown, which can effectively protect the tooth below.
Endodontic Therapy, Webster Groves, MO
If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sudden, shooting tooth pain, you could need a root canal. Our friendly, qualified 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 about the procedure. Let the [Plaza Dental team 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 make an appointment.
Plaza Dental serves residents in the following parts of the Greater St. Louis Area: