3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

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Hello Missouri, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Chesterfield, Town and Country, and Ballwin, MO areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. This thread-like tissue can become damaged due to:

An injury to a tooth
A very deep cavity
A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort.

When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or general dentist in St. Louis or Chesterfield performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled and continued cosmetic dentistry to fill in the gap.

Hi. I’m Dr. Martin Buchheit of Chesterfield Smile Design in Chesterfield. I hope that today’s St. Louis dental blog post has helped you to better understand root canals. I want my patients to have the best oral health possible and accurate dental information. I also want them to look their best, so if you have any questions about a smile makeover, dental implants, or teeth whitening, please give us a call at 314-254-8458.

At Chesterfield Smile Design we offer:

dental implants
porcelain veneers
Invisalign
root canals

You don’’t know dental family until you’’ve been here- Martin L. Buchheit, DDS

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.colgate.com/app/CP/US/EN/OC/Information/Popular-Topics/Common-Dental-Procedures/article/What-is-Root-Canal-Treatment.cvsp, accessed March 14, 2013

 

Contact Chesterfield Smile Design:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205
Chesterfield, Missouri
63017

 

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