Endodontics in St. Louis, MO

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Endodontic Treatment in St. Louis, MO

Dental issues do not always affect the tooth surface. Many times, the damage goes deeper into the teeth, affecting the soft pulp. When the inside of a tooth is affected, an endodontic treatment is required.

Endodontics is concerned with issues affecting the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. At Soulard Family Dentistry, we offer endodontic treatment in St. Louis, MO, to treat the infection on the soft pulp tissues inside the tooth.

Many patients often feel a high degree of anxiety when it comes to a root canal treatment due to the rumors of its surgical process. However, don’t believe the rumors that root canals are dreadful. Our treatments are offered in a calm and relaxed environment, helping patients ease their anxieties and restore the functionality of their teeth. Our dentist in St. Louis, Dr. Mandefro, performs a root canal when either decay or an injury affects the inner tooth (the pulp).

In the earliest stages of infection, there’s a likelihood of you not feeling any pain or other symptoms. But when it progresses, you may begin to experience persistent toothache and mild swelling in the area, or a dental abscess might form. The root canal treatment offered at our St. Louis dental office is designed to remove the infection and prevent it from spreading. The procedure is now faster and more comfortable thanks to laser root canals, which are more efficient than conventional root canals.

For instances where the infection has yet to penetrate the pulp, Dr. Mandefro, our dentist in St. Louis, MO, will use Pulp capping as an alternative to root canals. For patients with large dental fillings, pulp capping can prevent the filling from getting too close to the nerve.

Why is an Endodontic Treatment Important?

Tooth Decay

Poor oral hygiene can increase the development of cavities. When left untreated, it damages your tooth’s root tissues and causes inflammation and infection in the pulp tissue. Endodontic treatment is important to treat this issue.

Tooth Abscess

When bacteria gets inside your tooth or gums, it could result in the buildup of pus. If you are experiencing any signs of boil-like swelling in your gums, visit our St. Louis dental office today!

Tooth Injuries

Tooth trauma resulting from accidents, whether during sports or from a hard fall, can also cause damage to your inner teeth and may require a root canal to treat it.

Cracked Tooth

A cracked tooth may leave an opening for bacteria to get inside the tooth, infecting the dental pulp. Once the pulp is infected, an endodontic treatment is required to treat the infection.

Endodontic Procedures Performed By Our Dentist in St. Louis

Depending on your condition, Dr. Mandefro may offer a variety of endodontic treatments to treat infected tooth pulp. These procedures include:

  • Root Canal: Our root canal treatment removes damaged or infected tooth pulp and seals up the incision made on the tooth to prevent reinfection.
  • Tooth Extraction: When a tooth is severely damaged, such that it cannot be saved, Dr. Mandefro may opt to pull the tooth to prevent the infection from affecting other tooth areas.
  • Endodontic Surgery: This surgery is performed to remove the end or tip of a tooth’s root. It is also used to discover hidden canals or small fractures that weren’t discovered during the first treatment. Dr. Mandefro also performs endodontic surgery to treat damaged root surfaces or their surroundings.
  • Endodontic Retreatment: Dr. Mandefro performs endodontic retreatment to remove and replace materials from a previous root canal that isn’t properly healed.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: A tooth extraction may be followed by a dental implant surgery to replace the removed tooth with prosthetics, such as crowns and bridges

Schedule an Appointment with Soulard Family Dentistry

Improving your oral and overall health is our priority at Soulard Family Dentistry. We provide endodontics in St. Louis, MO, to help treat and manage dental problems that arise from dental pulp infections. Our dentist can help restore your tooth functionality, address sensitivity, and ensure you don't lose a tooth with our endodontic treatment. Schedule an appointment with us today to give your oral health the care it needs.

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