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Root Canals

Dr. Post on Root Canals If decay gets into the pulp in the center of your tooth, you need to remove it right away – or risk losing your tooth. The pulp becomes infected and destroys your tooth from the inside out, an often painful process.

A root canal procedure, in which our Rochester, MN dentists thoroughly clean and disinfect the “canals” inside your tooth’s pulp, will save your tooth and relieve your pain.

Root canals have earned a scary reputation over the years, but they really aren’t that bad. At Northwest Dental Group, we use up-to-date technology called rotary endodontics that makes a root canal quicker and easier.

If you think you might need a root canal, call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252.

Root Canals and Rotary Endodontics

While root canals have traditionally been performed with manual tools, our dentists use electric hand tools called rotary endodontics. These tools offer several advantages:

  • They yield more predictable results
  • They allow our dentists to complete your root canal more quickly
  • They are quieter and smoother than manual tools, so you won’t hear any “grinding” during your procedure

Root Canals Without Dental Anxiety

As with any dental procedure, our compassionate team will make sure you feel no dental anxiety during your root canal. Our comfort options include:

  • Televisions
  • Headphones
  • Soft pillows
  • Cozy blankets
  • Longer appointment times

Northwest Dental also offers several dental sedation options.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal

How do you know if you need a root canal? A toothache can signal infection inside your tooth. Other signs you may need a root canal include:

  • A darkening of your tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • A lump or abscess on your gum near the tooth

With our dental technology, root canals are no big deal. Call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252 to make an appointment at either of our two Rochester, MN dentist offices. You can also use our convenient online form.