Root Canals (Endodontics)

Top Dentist in St. Louis, MO

At Butler Hill Dental, we understand that the thought of a root canal can be daunting, but with advances in dental technology and techniques, this common procedure is more comfortable and effective than ever before. Our dedicated team is committed to providing you with a pain-free, stress-free experience that prioritizes your comfort and dental health.

Understanding Root Canals

A root canal, or endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure required when the innermost part of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels; when it is damaged, it can cause severe pain and lead to dental abscesses if not treated promptly.

Why Might You Need a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is typically recommended due to:

  • Deep decay caused by an untreated cavity
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
  • A chip or crack that has allowed bacteria to infiltrate the pulp
  • An injury to the tooth that results in pulp damage

Root Canals (Endodontics)

The official logo of Butler Hill Dental, symbolizing top-tier dental care in St. Louis, MO.

Need To Schedule OR Have A Question?

Services Form

The Root Canal Procedure

Our goal at Butler Hill Dental is to save your natural tooth and alleviate pain through root canal therapy. The procedure involves several steps:

    1. Diagnosis: Using state-of-the-art imaging technology, Dr. Cyrus Teymouri will diagnose the extent of the infection or damage.

    1. Anesthesia: To ensure your comfort, the area around the affected tooth will be numbed with local anesthesia.

    1. Pulp Removal: A small opening is made in the crown of the tooth to access and remove the infected or inflamed pulp.

    1. Cleaning and Shaping: After the pulp is removed, the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and shaped to prepare it for filling.

    1. Filling the Canal: The cleaned and shaped canal is filled with a biocompatible material, usually gutta-percha, which is then sealed with dental cement to prevent bacteria from entering.

    1. Restoration: In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy will need a crown to protect it from fracture and restore its full function.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

    • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy effectively relieves the pain of an infected or inflamed tooth.

    • Efficient and Cost-Effective: It typically requires only one or two visits and is more cost-effective than tooth extraction and replacement with an artificial tooth.

    • Aesthetic and Functional: The final restoration with a crown looks natural and restores full dental function.

    • Long-Term Solution: A successfully treated root canal can last a lifetime with proper care.

Aftercare and Recovery

Recovery from a root canal is usually quick, with most patients returning to their normal activities the next day. You may experience mild discomfort for a few days, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. It is important to follow aftercare instructions provided by our team, which include maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding biting on hard foods with the treated tooth until it is fully restored.

Why Choose Butler Hill Dental for Your Root Canal Therapy?

At Butler Hill Dental, we use the latest endodontic techniques and equipment to ensure the highest standards of care. Dr. Teymouri is experienced in performing root canals with a focus on patient comfort and outcome. We take the time to explain the procedure, answer any questions you may have, and provide detailed care instructions post-treatment.

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing dental pain or have been told you need a root canal, don’t wait. Contact Butler Hill Dental today to schedule a consultation. Our team is ready to help you achieve relief and preserve your natural smile.


What Patients Are Saying!