Did you know that the second week in May each year is designated as Root Canal Awareness Week? As a gentle dentistry practice, we think awareness and information are key to helping rid patients of dental anxiety. We love taking these opportunities to share a little of our expertise to help patients better understand dental treatment options. We hope to help you be a little less afraid of treatment and more open to coming in for a consultation. At Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s gentle dentistry practice, spreading knowledge and awareness will always be a priority. So let’s discuss root canals in celebration of Root Canal Awareness Week!

Why do I need a root canal?

Root canals are a common treatment for cracked teeth, broken teeth, and infected teeth and gums.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental surgery that removes infected tooth pulp and nerve to relieve pain and restore function. After the root canal, you will typically receive a dental implant and crown to restore your tooth for a natural appearance and to ensure proper oral health.

Why should I go to Dr. Winsome Henry Ward for a root canal?

As a gentle dentistry practice, our team will never perform a procedure that you’re uncomfortable with. We’ll work with you to answer all your questions about root canals, and if necessary, work with you to find sedation dentistry options to help you feel more comfortable and calm for the procedure.

Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s Team Makes Root Canals Less Scary with Gentle Dentistry

Dr. Winsome Henry-Ward’s team’s top priorities are your oral health and your comfort in the dentist’s chair. If you need a root canal, there is nothing to be afraid of! Call today to schedule a dental consultation in our St. Louis area dental office at 314-862-1118.

What Our Patients Say

Dr. Ward, I want you to know how much I appreciate the care I have received here. I am so happy with the improvement in my gums, and it is because of your emphasis on preventive oral care. It has made a huge difference, and I thank you.

Dave Diaz

One day during my morning prayer and meditation I had to look up the word honorable. The word is rich in meaning and implies the purest, highest, noblest kind of goodness. Honorable means “lovely”, “winsome”, “gracious”, “noble” and “excellent’. Your name, Winsome, definitely describes your character and your practice. God bless and keep you!!!

Jan Paul

Since having my first traumatic experience as a 9 year old with an army dentist I was always anxious about going to the dentist; my muscles would get tense, and I would grip the arms of the dentist chair, anticipating the worst.
But what a difference Dr. Ward has made in my previously harrowing experiences with dentists. With her calm caring manner and soothing touch, I actually became more relaxed in the dentist chair. What a relief!

Then as a bonus, there are times she would softly hum a tune which even makes me more calm, like a mother soothing an anxious baby – I guess I must have been a big baby when it came to dentists, but not anymore! Thank God for Dr. Ward! And her friendly staff aren’t too bad either.

Deanna Little

Very gentle, very competent. I am very appreciative of your skill and skill of your staff. Thanks.

Shawna Silva

Beginning in 1995 Dr. Ward took over my dental care. She has proven to be as painless as I believe possible. My bridges have performed perfectly. My extractions have been very few, and my partial is working without incident. I recommend that anyone needing dental work consider using Dr. Ward.

Rudolph Hughes