Root Canals Services in Creve Coeur, IL
Treating Infected & Damaged Teeth
When the soft tissue in your tooth (the “pulp”) is damaged as a result of inflammation or infection, you will need to have a root canal to have it removed. In the root canal process, the dentist takes out the damaged nerve tissue and pulp, disinfects the inside of the tooth, fills the empty space with replacement material, and then seals the tooth with a large filling called a build-up. The dentist will then need to place a crown over the tooth so that it is properly protected.
Root canals may be needed for teeth that are inflamed or infected as a result of:
- Serious decay
- Chipped and cracks in the tooth
- Crown complications
- Repeated procedures performed on the tooth in the past
Dental Treatment by Our Creve Coeur Dentists
Patients who need a root canal need to have the procedure done quickly. Left untreated, this issue could cause severe issues such as further infection, loss of the tooth, gum problems, and even life-threatening health issues. Here at Creve Coeur Family Dental, we can take care of your root canal and make sure that your dental health is where it should be.
Our Creve Coeur dentists will either perform the dental procedure themselves or refer you to a root canal specialist. Referrals are typically made in cases with special circumstances, such as when the affected tooth already has a crown or when there are teeth with multiple canals and / or curved canals.
If you need a root canal, please call our office at (309) 698-0220 and ask for a consultation.
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- We Treat Patients like Family
- Friendly & Knowledgeable Staff
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Accepts Most Insurance Plans
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