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Root canal therapy can seem like a complex treatment, which can lead to many questions. If you have questions about this treatment, our dentist, Dr. William J Kowalski DMD MS LLC, encourages you to ask and find the answers. To help you get started, he is happy to provide the answers to these commonly asked questions:

Q: What is root canal treatment?

A: Root canal treatment is the process of treating the inner surfaces of the tooth when they have been damaged, decayed or infected. Typically, this treatment is necessary when the inner pulp and nerve of the tooth are affected. Your dentist will remove the damaged sections of the tooth, will fill the tooth with a special material called gutta-percha, and will support the tooth with a dental restoration.

Q: Is root canal treatment painful?

A: Root canal treatment isn’t any more uncomfortable than a traditional dental filling treatment.

Q: How long does root canal treatment take?

A: Typically, root canal treatment takes 1-2 hours, depending on the severity of the damaged tooth.

Call William J Kowalski DMD MS LLC today at 636-225-2330 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we are happy to tell you all about root canal treatment in Fenton, Missouri!