Woodson Terrace, MO

Root Canal Treatment/Endodontic Therapy, Woodson Terrace, MO

Plaza Dental Center provides comfortable root canal therapy in Woodson Terrace

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 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 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 Woodson Terrace, MO, call or contact Plaza Dental at 314-361-1818 to schedule an appointment.

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Do I Need a Root Canal? | Woodson Terrace 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 temperatures have been removed
  • A Dark tooth, which indicates deep tooth trauma
  • A small bump, similar to a pimple, along the gums, near the affected area
  • Extreme gum tenderness or swelling

Root Canal Therapy, Woodson Terrace

The process of getting root canal therapy is a standard procedure 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 treatment. Then, using special tools, the dentist will cut open 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, Woodson Terrace, MO

If you have severe tooth sensitivity, or sharp, shooting tooth pain, you might need endodontic therapy. Our professional, welcoming team is dedicated to making your endodontic therapy in Woodson Terrace 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 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: