Root Canals

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

During a root canal the roots of your teeth are not removed.  The infected nerve tissue is removed and the roots are filled with a plastic material.  Our doctors do root canals every day. New technology allows root canals to be completed in just one visit, in about thirty minutes.  You should never be in pain during a root canal. Our doctors will make sure you are comfortable and numb during your procedure.

Root canals are a very common procedure at Dentistry With TLC.  Dr. Smith has completed over 4,500 root canals and teaches other dentists root canal techniques.  At Dentistry With TLC we prioritize your time.  So most root canals are completed with our dental laser.  The dental laser sterilizes your root canal in just seconds instead of requiring long treatment times and multiple appointments.  Many patients even have their permanent, porcelain crown made at the same appointment as their root canal.

“I needed a root canal and a crown. So I decided to come to Dentistry With TLC after I saw Dr. Smith on television. Dr. Smith worked late on a Monday night to complete my root canal and crown at my first visit. When I called a few days later because I had a small issue the staff got me in to see Dr. Smith right away. I think this is highly unusual for a dental office. I’m thankful I found Dentistry With TLC.”

Kathy H.

St. Louis, MO