Root Canal vs Dental Implant

Town and Country root canals vs tooth implants

When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, the team at Chesterfield Smile Design has to make a choice: whether to attempt saving the tooth with a root canal, or extracting it. There are several factors that influence this determination. These include whether there is an infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and condition […]

Rather Have A Root Canal?

Chesterfield Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Chesterfield Smile Design, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients, and many report minimal discomfort. Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no […]

3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Categories: Root Canals
root canal missouri

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 […]

Ignoring It Won’t Make It Go Away

Categories: Root Canals
Ignoring It Won't Make It Go Away

Are you a busy Chesterfield resident suffering with a toothache, but ignoring the pain? Have you started chewing on one side of your mouth to avoid your sensitive teeth? Have you stopped drinking hot and cold beverages to alleviate the discomfort? Dental pain is like an unpaid speeding ticket, ignoring it won’t make it go […]

Root Canal vs Dental Implant


Hello, Chesterfield dental blog visitors. I am Dr. Martin L. Buchheit of Chesterfield Smile Design. When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are several factors that influence this decision. These […]