Root Canal Therapy in Chesterfield

Comfortable and thorough Root Canal Therapy

diagram of a root canalSometimes root canal therapy is needed to save a tooth.

If you do need a root canal treatment, Dr. Kardaris ensures that your root canal treatment is made as comfortable as possible. Once the tooth is properly anesthetized the treatment itself is painless. Dr. Kardaris uses rotary instruments which make the procedure much faster.

Dr. Kardaris is expert in the use of an innovative, but proven root canal treatment system.  This system is known for getting much better results and less root canal treatment failures.

A root canal treatment can be done in one visit. But Dr. Kardaris wants to ensure a good outcome and less pain for her patients in the long run. She takes into account your body and how sensitive you are and sometimes prefers to do the treatment in two visits to ensure proper healing and for greater comfort.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal is a pulp-filled cavity in the root of a tooth. Root canal therapy is performed to save a tooth that has an infected root interior. The infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled with a rubber-like material. Dr. Kardaris will often place a crown on the tooth to protect it.

Although the root itself is now dead, the tooth can continue to function as it is nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Doing a root canal to save a tooth has the advantage of maintaining efficient chewing and normal biting forces and maintains the adjacent teeth in position.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is required when a tooth is infected or damaged (1). The top of the tooth is opened up to access the canals (2), pulp and nerve tissue are removed and the canals are cleaned (3), then the canals are sealed and the tooth is filled or covered with a crown (4).

Signs of needing a Root Canal Therapy

A root canal is needed when the pulp inside the tooth is infected or there is nerve damage. An infection usually results in pain and possibly an abscess. Sometimes you won’t notice any pain but mild to severe persistent pain is a definite symptom.

Pain from infected rooth canal.

If you feel pain when drinking hot or cold liquids, you may need root canal treatment.

Another definite sign is if you have swelling around the gum line, an abscess near the tooth or a pimple. The tooth can also become discolored.

Pain that is sporadic is also an indicator, such as when there is:

  • Tenderness at the bottom of the root
  • Pain in response to heat and cold that lasts several minutes
  • A tooth that hurts to bite on
  • Spontaneous pain from no apparent trigger

If you have any pain or discomfort in your mouth you should come in as soon as possible so that Dr. Kardaris can take a look. Prompt action can sometimes prevent the need for root canal treatment.

You can take advantage of our new patient exam special if it is your first visit.

New Patient Exam with X-rays and Consultation

  • New Patient Exam & Consultation Full-mouth digital X-rays, (panoramic or any other needed X-rays)
  • Comprehensive dental exam
  • Soft tissue exam
  • Oral cancer screening both visual and with the latest screening technology (VELscope)
  • Consultation with the dentist
  • Medical history
  • Blood pressure check
  • Intraoral camera images
  • Customized treatment plan

All for $49 whether you are insured or not!

To make an appointment, call 636-449-0215 or click here to request an appointment online.

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonial - Dr. Eugenia Kardaris“I had a crown replaced by my former dentist which became abscessed after 2 days.  My husband’s friend told him about Dr. Kardaris and her pain-management practice. I called and she saw me the next day.”

“After examination, she decided to do my root canal treatment under anesthesia due to my heart condition.  On the x-rays she found another infected tooth so she did both root canals.  I was terrified to have them done, especially after my dentist had told me no one puts a person under narcosis for root canals.”

“She has been amazing to me. I’ve been used to dentists telling me: “That shouldn’t hurt.” when I say something hurts. As a person with sensitive teeth, that isn’t a good feeling.  Dr. Kardaris listens to me and treats me accordingly with pain relief. I feel like we have become friends in the past couple of months, that is how wonderful she is to her patients. I highly recommend her, especially to those who have had painful dental treatments.”

– Nancy

To make an appointment, call 636-449-0215 or click here to request an appointment online.