Your dentist may recommend root canal therapy to restore a tooth that has
become badly damaged due to cavities or decay. Dental cavities and decay
can damage the nerve root or infect the dental pulp of a tooth. If not
treated, this damage and infection will necessitate tooth extraction.
If you’re suffering from
cavities near St. Louis, ask your dentist to perform a root canal procedure, so that you can avoid
tooth extraction. At West County Dental, Dr. Spalitto is prepared to do
emergency root canals. He and his team can get patients in and out in
the same day, quickly treating their pain! He has been treating root canals
for over twenty years, and does them in-house; no referrals!
Prior to your root canal procedure, your dentist will administer anesthesia.
If you visit a sedation dentist, you’ll be given medication to calm
your nerves and relax you. Your dentist will then drill a small access
hole in your tooth, through which he’ll remove infected tissue and
debris. He may then inject antibiotics into your tooth to prevent further
After your tooth is completely cleaned, your dentist will fill the cavity
of your tooth with dental materials, and seal the hole with dental cement.
He’ll then place a dental crown over the top of your tooth to protect
it from further infection or decay. The dental crown will also provide
necessary structural support for your tooth, preventing it from breaking
or cracking. West County Dental has the capability to do same day crowns.
Also, if you prefer or require sedation dentistry, that can be discussed
as part of the treatment plan!