Gentle Dental Eagan

What is root canal treatment?

One of the most common repercussions of untreated dental cavities and tooth damage is inner tooth infections. Yet, at the same time, your tooth’s structure and durability operate to keep your tooth’s insides safe from bacteria and other health threats.

But when an infection reaches your inner tooth, root canal treatment is the procedure by which Gentle Dental of Eagan removes infected tissue and seals your tooth against future disease. While some people believe this treatment is painful, the truth is that most pain results from the infection itself, and root canal treatment is what resolves that pain.

Procedure Steps for a Root Canal in Eagan, MN

The process for a root canal treatment is straightforward, and our dentist, Dr. Michael, will take steps to encourage your comfort during the procedure.

  • Step 1 – our team will ensure your tooth and the area around it are thoroughly numbed, and if you’ve selected a sedation option, we have effectively applied it.
  • Step 2 – Dr. Michael creates a small opening in the top of your tooth to clean out infected tissue thoroughly.
  • Step 3 – When your inner tooth is completely clean, he will apply a rubber-like material to seal your inner tooth.
  • Step 4 – To protect your tooth for the long term, we finish most root canal treatments with a dental crown to completely cover your damaged tooth and restore chewing function and natural appearance.