Root Canals in Ballwin, MO
Restore the Health & Full Function of Your Teeth & Mouth
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.
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As one of the top 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.