Highgrove Dental Care
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  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN
  • Dental Office St. Paul MN

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Welcome to Our Practice

Dr. Jadilyn Grittner and Dr. John Grittner along with our entire team are dedicated to giving you high-quality care without pain or anxiety. Our dental staff is professional, educated, and experienced in helping patients achieve optimum oral health and have the best dental experience ever! Take a moment to learn more about us. We look forward to seeing you at Highgrove Dental Care.


"We've been patients of Dr. Grittner since he took over. He's got a great personality and amazing skills. We've gone in for regular check ups and for difficult cases that required more immediate attention. We've always left happy. Highly recommended!"

Root Canals... Simplified!

March 8, 2017
Posted By: Highgrove Dental Care
Root Canal in St. Paul MN

An infection can occur anywhere on the body, and unfortunately, your teeth are no exemption.

While root canal treatment sounds complex, it is actually the simple process of removing bacteria and infection from the internal canals inside your tooth. This treatment allows you to feel relief from the pain and swelling that often accompanies a root canal infection.

How Root Canal Treatment Works

Typically when a patient calls in with a dental emergency involving pain, an infection in the root canal is one of the first suspects. An infection can also result in swelling, sensitivity, and discoloration.

When you arrive at our St. Paul dental office, we will evaluate the need for a root canal by taking an x-ray of the tooth and performing some other tests to determine its health and the right way to treat it.

Often, x-rays reveal an infection because the area near the root of your tooth appears dark.

Once Dr. John Grittner or Dr. Jadilyn Nguyen Grittner confirms that you need a root canal, we will numb your tooth completely. They use an innovative numbing technique that many dentists are not even aware of. It is called onset buffered anesthetic that takes into account the body’s pH level to ensure the full benefit of anesthetic. Even patients who have had a hard time getting numb find this method effective. You can count on comfortable care with us!

Next, your dentist will make a small hole in your tooth in order to clean out the infection. This release of pressure and the medication we apply often make patients feel markedly better quickly.

After addressing the infection, we will place a temporary restoration to seal the hole in your tooth. We will usually place a permanent restoration, often a dental crown, later to stabilize and protect the tooth.

If you suspect you need a root canal and you live in the St. Paul area, just give us a call! We treat dental emergencies fast – usually on the same day.

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