Why do I need a root canal?
You have probably heard of the term “root canal” and probably not in a positive light. In the past, root canals were complex procedures that could be lengthy. Today, we perform root canals in our Rochester, MN dental office using the latest technology and instruments to ensure your comfort and improve the outcome.
So, what is root canal therapy, anyway?
Infections can develop anywhere inside the body – your teeth included. When a tooth infection develops in or near the root of the tooth, it can become inflamed and painful. Often, infections worsen over time, especially without some type of professional intervention like a trip to your Rochester, MN root canal dentist.
A root canal procedure can actually save your tooth from requiring extraction. Since the pain that accompanies a root infection can be severe, we recommend you contact our dental office at the first sign of discomfort.
As with all treatments, we ensure that you are completely comfortable for your root canal in our Rochester dentist office and use plenty of local anesthetic to see you through. Once your root canal is complete, you will feel better and better each day until you have completely healed.
Dr. Molly Jarett will often recommend a dental crown to protect your tooth and smile.