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Why do I need a crown instead of a filling following my root canal?

dental crown | root canal | rochester mnA root canal in Rochester, MN is tooth-saving therapy that relies on removing the infected pulp deep within your tooth. This is more complex than a simple dental filling, and our dentist in Rochester, MN takes the right steps to keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the process.

However, because it is a more complex therapy than a simple dental filling, your tooth may require something more substantial than a filling following your root canal therapy, especially if the tooth is weak and vulnerable to breakage.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over the weakened tooth to help prevent loss and breakage. Dental crowns in our Rochester, MN dental office are colored and designed to match your smile. No one will guess that you even have a dental crown.  

Signs that you may need root canal therapy include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum pain
  • A blister on your gum
  • Increased pain when chewing

If you have one or more of these symptoms, it is essential to contact our dental office sooner rather than later. A root infection can spread, compromise your tooth, and even lead to tooth loss.

We invite you to contact our dental office to schedule an exam with our dentist in Rochester, MN today.

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