Nothing To Fear! Root Canals in Florissant

Too many people see a dentist’s office as a painful and scary place. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant, we dispel that image with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Even so, when patients hear they need a root canal, a lot of them are going to get tense.

It doesn’t need to be that way. Patients need to get a root canal because of an infected tooth. That tooth is usually giving them pain, sometimes a lot of pain. A root canal is performed to relieve it, and to save the tooth. The procedure itself is painless.

It’s called a “root canal” because we clean out the canals inside the tooth’s root. We remove bacteria, soft tissue, decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. The tooth is then sealed, and a crown is put in place.

Most root canals are successful, and result in the infected tooth being saved. The only alternative is to have the tooth extracted – so as worrisome as it might be to hear you need a root canal, the alternative is worse.

In addition to root canals, Koch Park Dental in Florissant provides general and cosmetic dentistry. We also treat sleep apnea and snoring. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth? Root Canal Risks

Sinus Pain Or Abscessed Tooth?

Your maxillary sinuses are very close to your top teeth. In some areas, only a sliver of tissue separates the upper tooth roots from the bottom of the sinus cavity. It’s no wonder that when there is pain in that area, the location can be hard to pinpoint. It could be an abscessed tooth needing a root canal.

Swollen sinus tissues can actually move the teeth slightly, changing the bite. The reverse scenario can also occur. The infection surrounding an abscessed tooth can easily travel to the sinus cavity.

An abscess is an infected pocket of pus in a tooth and/or the surrounding bone and tissue. The most common type of oral abscess initiates in the pulp of the tooth and is typically caused by cavities. When an abscess is small, it may go unnoticed but it will eventually bring about pain.

An abscess can damage a tooth until it is beyond saving. If it’s caught in time, it can be treated with a root canal. A root canal involves removing bacteria from the empty canals in the tooth. Then it is cleaned, filled, and sealed. After a little time passes and we’re sure the root canal was successful, we’ll place a dental crown or some other restoration on top of the tooth.

You have several sinus cavities, and pain can emanate from any or all of them, so if you have an infection in more than one sinus cavity, you may have pain behind the nose and eyes. As mentioned previously, it’s possible to be in a world of hurt with both troubles—an abscessed tooth and a sinus infection.

If you suspect you have an abscessed tooth, don’t put it off. Call us at Koch Park Dental in Florissant and schedule an appointment. We’ll determine the cause of your paint and take the appropriate steps. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033

 


Tooth Pain in Chesterfield MO? It May Be a Cavity

white dental fillings Florissant

Teeth need a lot of tender, loving care. Even when we do our best to brush and floss daily, bacteria can sneak in and cause cavities. At Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO, we’ve been filling cavities for years. If you’re experiencing any tooth pain, we would be happy to take care of you.

Cavities are another word for tooth decay. Few people go their entire lives without getting at least one. Unfortunately for some children, a cavity is the first health problem they go through in childhood.

Cavities are caused when bacteria, acid, food debris, and saliva combine to form plaque. Plaque clings to your teeth, and the acid in the plaque starts to dissolve the enamel. The result is a hole in your tooth, which is often accompanied by pain.

Because of how quick and effective dental fillings are, they are one of the best options to correct a cavity. At Koch Park Dental, we examine the size and severity of the cavity and then ascertain exactly what type of filling is needed. We offer white fillings that are as durable as old-school metal fillings and match your teeth precisely.

A filling isn’t a “set it and forget it” treatment. A tooth with a filling still needs to be properly cared for, because cavities can occur in the surrounding tooth structure if bacteria is allowed to flourish. The good new is that, when properly cared for, a filling can last for decades!

Checkups are an important part of caring for your teeth, and there’s no better place to go than Koch Park Dental in Florissant and Chesterfield MO. We have comfortable, state-of-the-art offices and a friendly, professional staff, and practice general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Don’t ignore your tooth pain. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033