How can we help you?
We will always take the time to answer your questions to your satisfaction. It is important to us that you fully understand your conditions and treatment options. Here are some of the most common questions we hear. If yours is not listed here, give us a call and we will be happy to answer it.
Root Canal Treatment
You need a root canal if a dental cavity is especially large or spreads too deeply into the pulp of your tooth. In this case, a simple filling will not effectively clear the bacteria or save your tooth.
At Highgrove Dental Care, our skilled dentist has performed over 10,000 successful root canals.
Root canals are one of the most feared and misunderstood dental procedures around, but we assure you that a root canal performed by an expert dentist is not especially painful. In fact, a well-performed root canal eases your pain.
The first step in the root canal process finds our dentist preparing your tooth. This means clearing away infected pulp and establishing clear and bacteria-free margins for your crown or filling. During this process, you will not be in pain.
At Highgrove Dental Care, we use modern anesthetic techniques, which mean a root canal without the rumored pain or discomfort. We even use prescription-strength numbing gel prior to the numbing injection so you won’t feel the poke.
In our Saint Paul, MN dental office, we use the OnPharma onset approach. This means numbing almost on contact.
Contact Our Dental Office
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to contact our Saint Paul, MN dental office immediately. Untreated cavities, especially those requiring root canal therapies, can result in tooth loss without timely intervention from a skilled dentist.
Root canals have gotten a lot of bad press over the years. The most common reason for the need for root canal treatment is pain and/or infection in a tooth. The treatment, a root canal, often removes the pain and is not the cause of pain. After completing more than 10,000 root canals in my experience most root canal procedures are painless with little or no post-operative pain.
Answering Questions About Root canals
Got questions about root canals? Please, don't hesitate to call our St. Paul, MN dental team with any concerns you may have. We're happy to assist you on your way to a brighter, healthier smile.