Forest Lake Endodontics

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1420 Lake Street S. Suite 200
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Root Canal Treatment

Forest Lake Endodontics performs root canals in Forest Lake, MN. Call 651-464-9888 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

What Is A Root Canal?

The soft tissue of the pulp can be found well underneath the white enamel of a tooth. This area, containing blood vessels and nerves, is usually well protected. However, when decay begins to eat its way into the tooth, it can allow bacteria to enter this sensitive region. The result is infection and inflammation – which generally requires a root canal.

Endodontists commonly perform root canals to remove the infected pulp. They then clean and disinfect the tiny roots and all areas inside the tooth. After the treatment, it will be temporarily sealed until more permanent restoration, such as a dental crown, can be added. At that time, the tooth will be able to return to normal functionality.

Benefits of A Root Canal

There are many advantages of a root canal, especially when it comes to treating a tooth overcome by decay.

  • Preserve the natural tooth. Decay can wreak havoc on a tooth. But, with a root canal, the tooth can be preserved and extraction can be avoided.

  • Reduce the spread of infection. Without treatment, the infection can spread to surrounding teeth, gums, and bones.

  • Improves oral health. Tooth decay and infection can damage both oral health and overall health.

  • Enhances appearance. Sealing a tooth with a dental crown can enhance appearance. Decay and darkening of the tooth will be replaced with a natural-appearing crown.

Are You a Good Candidate for A Root Canal?

There are a few signs and symptoms that may warrant a root canal. If you have any of them, then it may be time for a visit to the endodontist.

  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Chronic toothache or tooth pain
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Pain while chewing

In other words, you will have decay that has made it through the enamel to cause infection in the pulp. To remedy this, a root canal will be necessary.

Why Choose Forest Lake Endodontics?

At Forest Lake Endodontics, we know just how uncomfortable and disruptive tooth pain can be - and we know how to relieve it quickly. Our efficient practice puts the needs of our patients first. So, we make those who are in pain a priority.

With our state-of-the-art technology and our advanced procedures, we have the ability to diagnose and successfully treat those in need of root canals. And our compassionate team is with you all along the way.

FAQs

Does a root canal hurt?
No, a root canal does not hurt. Local anesthesia will be administered before the procedure so that you will not feel any discomfort. Once it begins to wear off, you may experience minor discomfort or sensitivity for a couple of days, but this can be handled with over-the-counter pain medication. Should severe pain arise, it is important to reach out to our office.
Do I have to get a root canal?
If you have been told you need a root canal, it is highly recommended that you follow through. The infection that has made its way into the center of your tooth will continue to spread - even into the gums and jawbone. This can be dangerous for your oral health and your overall health.
How long does it take to get a root canal?
The length of root canal procedures depends on their complexity. It often takes about 90 minutes. However, for more intricate treatments, it may take 120 minutes or more.
Will I need a crown after my root canal treatment?
Generally, yes. To reach the inner area of the tooth and remove the decay, a hole is made. This can leave the integrity of the tooth vulnerable. A dental crown is able to restore the tooth’s functionality.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 651-464-9888.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

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