Root Canals in in Webster Groves, MO
A root canal is necessary to save a tooth with a nerve exposure. Usually, our patients are experiencing some level of pain when a root canal is needed. It is also common to have an infection (called an "abscess") form around a tooth even if there is very little discomfort. To perform a root canal, Dr. Wenzel removes the nerve in order to remove the source of your pain and/or infection. Without treatment, the infection will continue to spread and a more serious infection will develop and eventually the tooth will need to be removed. Several things can cause a nerve to become infected, such as a deep cavity, multiple dental procedures performed on the tooth, a cracked or broken tooth or any type of trauma to the tooth. Many times we recommend a crown after a root canal to protect your tooth and extend the life of your tooth for years to come.
Will a root canal be painful?
Modern technology has made a root canal a relatively painless procedure. Dr. Wenzel and his staff at Webster Groves Dental take every precaution to ensure you are comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. If patients were suffering from significant pain prior to the root canal, they typically have immediate relief once the procedure is complete.
Let us help you feel better fast!
We know how unbearable a toothache can be, not to mention how it can affect eating, talking and even sleeping! If you are experiencing any type of pain in your mouth, contact our office and we will do our best to schedule you as soon as possible.