Root Canal Therapy
Do you feel a constant toothache? Do you have a sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures? These could be an indication that you have a dental infection. You shouldn’t leave this dental issue unaddressed, especially when in severe discomfort, as it can lead to more complex complications.
At St. Louis Urgent Dental Group, our team of emergency dentists creates treatment plans that alleviate pain and help you achieve optimal oral health. Our St. Louis after-hours dental practice specializes in caring for urgent dental crises. For those experiencing a toothache and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, you may require root canal therapy. Our dental professionals are able to perform this tooth saving procedure, even when regular dental practice hours are over.
How Does a Dental Infection Occur?
Underneath your dental anatomy is the pulp, a compilation of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves. When decay has eaten away the surface of teeth, bacteria can enter the inner structures of the tooth and reach the pulp. This is when a tooth becomes compromised and when you may begin to feel a toothache and gain sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Other indications of a dental infection are inflammation and bleeding when brushing or flossing.
While our dental team does everything we can to preserve your natural smile, there are instances where the infection is severe enough to require extraction. We, at our St. Louis practice, don’t want it to get to that point, which is why we provide root canal therapy as it saves the tooth.
Root Canal Treatment at St. Louis Urgent Dental Group
Before we begin the root canal procedure, you have digital x-rays taken of your dental anatomy, to help our dentist thoroughly plan for the treatment. Then one of our dental professionals gives you a step-by-step recap of what is going to happen during the procedure. This is also the time where you can ask any questions or voice your concerns. This helps both you and your dentist move forward with treatment confidently.
We specialize in providing root canal therapy and are experienced in alleviating dental discomfort and improving oral health. To start the procedure, one of our St. Louis dentists access the infected pulp through the top of the crown. They remove the diseased tissues and sterilize the inner structures of the tooth. A material known as gutta-percha is then used to fill inside the tooth to prevent bacteria from re-entering. A crown is then placed to protect the natural dental structure and restore function.
Don’t Live with Dental Pain!
If you would like to know more about root canal therapy or find relief from your toothache today, contact St. Louis Urgent Dental Group! Our St. Louis dental team make every effort to preserve the beauty and health of your smile.