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O’Fallon dentist

It’s easy to take your teeth for granted. But your mouth and teeth are a source of so much activity that when a dental emergency arises, or you’re suffering from an intense toothache, it’s impossible to ignore. A toothache can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms including sensitivity to hot and cold, pain when biting down, or an ache that worsens over time. Mild pain can quickly become worse, and it’s hard to do anything to alleviate it especially while eating, sleeping or trying to focus on work.

63368 dentist

If you ever suffer such an emergency, our 63368 dentist can help. At the office of Dr. Paul Burns, our professional team is fully equipped to address any emergency, ranging from a toothache, chipped or fractured teeth, to dental abscesses, impacted teeth, broken fillings, lost or dislodged crowns, or broken dentures. We offer an expansive range of advanced general, family, and cosmetic dental services for you and your loved ones, and are prepared to provide you with state-of-the-art restorative services to reestablish the performance and appearance of injured or decayed teeth.

We take great pride in being at the forefront of new developments and advances in dental care technology. From the routine treatment of cavities, to root canal therapy, and the full rehabilitation of your oral health, our 63368 dentist practice is equipped to handle all your needs. We take special care to tailor every treatment plan to suit the unique demands of your smile and are committed to providing each and every one of our patients with the gentle, compassionate care they deserve.

From the highest quality preventive, restorative and cosmetic care to the treatment of dental emergencies, your teeth will be in the very best of hands with the 63368 dentist team of Dr. Paul and Dr. Spence. To learn more about our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today!

2315 Technology Drive
Suite 101
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 266-5015

Where can I get an O’Fallon root canal treatment?

The purpose of a root canal is to save your tooth. It’s really that simple. An O’Fallon root canal can spare those teeth in which the dental pulp has been irreversibly damaged by either tooth decay, disease, or trauma. Dr. Paul Burns has decades of experience performing this tooth-saving procedure so you know you are in experienced, capable hands. He also has a gentle approach to dentistry in general, so you are at ease and feel confident during the procedure. This is a very common dental procedure with an outstanding rate of success. According to a leading dental association, more than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States and the procedure has nearly become as easy as a dental filling.

O’Fallon root canal

During the O’Fallon root canal, Dr. Burns with anesthetize the area and then remove the damaged nerve and pulp. Once these have been cleared, he disinfects the interior of the tooth and then fills it with a rubber-like biocompatible filling. This protects the tooth from further infection. He will then recommend a dental restoration, most often a full coverage dental crown, to strengthen and restore the look and function of the tooth. Many patients wrongfully but understandably associate root canal with pain. The pain you feel is from the infection; the root canal itself is a routine dental procedure. Afterwards, you might have a little sensitivity at the site, but that resolves after a few days.

The O’Fallon root canal is one of the numerous dental procedures that are precisely and gently performed by the experienced Dr. Burns. He is skilled in all facets of care, providing a full range of preventive, restorative, cosmetic and prosthetic dental services. Surrounded with an amazing team of warm and caring staff members, Dr. Burns strives to make every visit to his office a comfortable and stress-free experience. So if you are looking for a family, community-oriented dental office, let us be your first choice in care.

2315 Technology Drive
Suite 101
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 266-5015

 

Where can I find an O’Fallon dental office?

At his O’Fallon dental office, Dr. Paul Burns tells all his patients – young and old – about the importance of preventive dental care. The whole idea is to prevent the onset of dental diseases before they start. Maintaining optimal oral health involves brushing and flossing at home along with biannual checkups and cleanings as performed by our dentist. By doing this, you are preventing the accumulation of dental plaque and food particles around and between the teeth where they can cause gum disease and cavities. And, of course, a good diet and avoidance of sugary foods provides additional protection from dental disease.

O’Fallon dental office

When you come in for a regular examination at the O’Fallon dental office, you will receive a very thorough oral examination, screening for oral cancer and a professional teeth cleaning. During the course of your visit, Dr. Burns will check your teeth for any signs of decay or gum disease and then examine the hard and soft tissues of your mouth for other conditions, which may affect your oral health. Diagnostic films will be taken as needed to provide a more complete assessment of your oral health. After this examination is completed, you will receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up in the areas that your toothbrush and floss have not reached. For our pediatric patients, a checkup visit may include sealants on the newly erupted permanent back teeth as well as periodic fluoride treatments to provide an extra level of prevention against decay. When the exam and cleaning are over, you will leave with a renewed smile.

In addition to an emphasis on preventive care, Dr. Burns and our O’Fallon dental office offer a complete range of dental services designed to meet the needs of every member of your family. Whether you need a filling, cosmetic smile makeover, teeth replaced, the treatment of a TMJ disorder or a sports mouthguard, we are well equipped to handle your needs. And to insure a gleaming smile, our cosmetic menu offers the latest in dental veneers and teeth whitening. So if you are looking for a family dentist that fulfills your family’s dental needs, come and see Dr. Paul Burns.

2315 Technology Drive
Suite 101
O’Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 266-5015