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.
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
O’Fallon, MO 63368