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Root Canals in Ballwin, MO

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In the past, root canals have had a reputation for being painful procedures, but modern technology in the field of dentistry has changed all that. At Ballwin Dental Care, our expert dentists are highly experienced in doing root canals in Ballwin, MO. We will also help you minimize any discomfort after you return home with recommendations on how to care for your tooth during the healing process.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure used to salvage a tooth by removing an infected and damaged root nerve. The tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature and intense pain can be expected. No symptoms may be present in the initial stages. However, in the advanced stages of decay and infection, an abscess will form.

If you are facing this type of decay or infection, you have two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, significant and costly dental problems will arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. Getting a root canal in Ballwin, MO is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.

Reasons for a Root Canal

The reasons our dentists will recommend root canal therapy include the following:

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Development of infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth

Root canal procedures are usually completed in one visit to Ballwin Dental Care. Using special instruments, Drs. Simonds, Gennaoui, and McCarthy will remove the pulp, nerve tissue, bacteria, and tooth decay (if present).

Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, the roots and the inner cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed. The tooth will then be sealed with a filling, and then a crown (at a future appointment). This will protect the tooth, prevent further breakage, and restore full functionality. In addition, the restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn More About Root Canals in Ballwin, MO Today

When you are ready to experience our 5-star dental care, schedule your New Patient Appointment by calling 636-227-2552 or by clicking here to use our online scheduling form. Your appointment includes a comprehensive exam, cavity-detecting digital x-rays (up to 4), a professional cleaning, and an oral cancer screening – a $307 value for only $89! Or $100 OFF for patients with insurance. Subject to insurance. Not valid for patients with gum disease. Not valid with any other offers.

We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

As one of the premier dental practices in Ballwin, MO our doctors and team at Ballwin Dental Care also provide 5-star dental care to patients from Manchester, Ellisville & Wildwood, MO and Surrounding Areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dental Care Provider In Ballwin, MO

"This office is a breath of fresh air in their team approach to welcoming patients of all ages professionally. They have wonderful depth of care and planning. We recently moved back to the area and our whole family is scheduled and looking forward to continued work with this dental group!"

- Laura D.

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"BDC continues to blow me away with the amazing service! The ladies behind the counter are the friendliest people ever and are so helpful! Also shoutout to Anne for giving me an awesome cleaning and treating me like an old friend, and for the personal handwritten thank you note just for coming in! You guys are the BEST!"

- Nicki P.

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"Even though my insurance is not covered by them, I still keep going back. Very helpful, supportive, and everyone is extremely pleasant!!!! Would highly recommend!!"

- Tina G.

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"Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. They do a great job at telling you why they're doing what they're doing and making sure you're comfortable along the way. Very pleased with my first visit 😊"

- Catherine M.

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