There are several common dental problems that may result in the need for endodontic treatment. Our experienced dentist will examine your teeth and mouth during your regular dental exams to determine if these or other problems exist, and we will discuss your options with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs. We also encourage you to contact us if you experience a dental emergency, as these problems may occur as a result of injury or other trauma. To learn more about common dental problems in Saint Charles, Missouri, or schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Stansbrough, call us today at 636-947-4924.
Endodontic treatment may be needed if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Persistent tooth pain or tooth sensitivity, especially after eating hot or cold foods. This pain or sensitivity typically occurs when the pulp, or inner nerves, of the tooth have been damaged due to severe decay, trauma, large fillings or other factors.
- Sharp pain when biting down. This discomfort occurs when the pulp is damaged and the periodontal ligament surrounding the outside of the tooth root is inflamed. It may be a sign of a cracked or decayed tooth, or it may be the result of a crown or a large or loose filling.
- Severe pain or pressure that will not go away. This could be the result of an abscess or other infection. Our dentist will examine the tooth closely and recommend treatments to alleviate discomfort and save the tooth.
- Aching and pressure in the upper jaw and teeth. This could be a sign of a sinus headache or of bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching). There are several solutions which could be an option, including night guards, over-the-counter medications and relaxation techniques. Our dentist will discuss your options with you during your appointment.
Endodontic treatment such as a root canal is designed to help you regain your oral health in the most minimally invasive fashion possible. Our goal is to help you preserve and protect your natural teeth, and our dentist will work with you to save your teeth so that you can avoid the need for more extensive treatments and once again enjoy a healthy smile.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, give us a call today!