Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy in Lake St. Louis, MO

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If any of your teeth are causing you severe pain, you may be in need of root canal therapy. This treatment is used to remove the infected tissue in the deepest layer of your tooth. Dr. Boscia will completely restore the tooth and eliminate any pain it was causing.

Painful, decayed teeth make it difficult to eat your favorite foods normally, so root canal therapy will give you total freedom to consume whatever food and drinks you want.

In addition to this, the procedure will preserve your natural tooth, saving the tooth from extraction and eliminating the need for a costly and time-consuming restoration.

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Root Canal FAQs

  • Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

    You’ll be provided with an anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel anything during the root canal therapy procedure.

  • Should My Tooth Hurt A Week After The Procedure?

    It’s normal to feel some pain after the procedure, but this can be relieved with drugstore medications such as ibuprofen. If the pain persists and you begin to notice swelling, contact our office at (636) 625-1225 and we’ll get you the care you need to relieve your pain.

  • What Is A Hot Tooth?

    A hot tooth is when your tooth’s roots and nerves are so infected that the pain is unbearable. It takes longer for these patients to feel the effects of anesthesia, and sometimes it’s impossible for dentists to completely numb the area. In these cases, Dr. Boscia will take the appropriate measures to treat your tooth and eliminate your pain.

  • How Can You Tell If A Tooth Is Dead?

    A dead tooth is one that is no longer receiving blood flow. Symptoms of a dead tooth are extreme pain, bad breath, swelling, or discoloration.

  • How Do I Know If The Nerves In My Tooth Are Dead?

    If your roots and the gums around your tooth start to swell and cause pain, this could be a sign of dead nerves in your tooth.

  • Can Root Canal Therapy Cause Headaches?

    Everyone has a different pain tolerance and recovers from root canal therapy differently. If you experience a headache after your procedure, Dr. Boscia may recommend over-the-counter pain medication. If headaches persist, contact our office and we’ll make sure you get the appropriate care.

  • How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

    The procedure takes one to two appointments to complete, and each lasts for about an hour to an hour and a half.


    Tooth pain can make it difficult to perform simple everyday tasks such as eating or drinking. If you’re experiencing this, contact our office at (636) 625-1225 to find out if root canal therapy is right for you.

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