Root Canal Therapy
in Eden Prairie, MN
If you’re suffering from severe tooth pain as a result of an infection, a root canal may be just what the doctor ordered. Although the procedure may seem unnerving, it’s now easier to get gentle and stress-free root canal therapy than ever before. Our highly-skilled team can get your smile feeling better in no time thanks to root canal therapy. Don’t wait until the pain is too great. Schedule your appointment today and let us help you get back on track to a healthy smile.
The Root Canal Procedure
Before we start the procedure, we ensure your comfort by numbing the affected area. Once the anesthetic has kicked in, our team will gain access to the infected pulp by drilling a small hole into the top of your tooth. After cleaning out the infection, we’ll fill in the root canals with a biocompatible material that will function as the pulp and help prevent further infections. Depending on your smile’s specific needs, we may need to place a temporary crown over the tooth and place the permanent restoration at a later date. Whether it’s the same day or a visit down the road, your restorative crown will blend seamlessly in with your smile. After the procedure, many patients report instantaneous relief from the tooth pain they were experiencing beforehand.
After-Care for your Root Canal
Do not worry if you experience some minor sensitivity for the first few days. That is completely normal and is no cause for alarm. Some over-the-counter pain medication can do wonders to relieve some of that discomfort. While you should take care while brushing and flossing during those first few days, you can return to your normal oral healthcare routine and treat the restored tooth just the same as your other teeth once you’re all healed up.
Root Canal Therapy FAQs
Are root canals painful?
It’s a common misconception that root canal therapy is a painful procedure. The pain itself is caused by the damaged or decayed tooth. Root canal therapy is geared towards helping patients get almost-instant pain relief from their diseased tooth. For the treatment itself, the most you’ll feel is slight pressure as we work. We’ll numb the area around your tooth before we get started!
How long does it take to heal after a root canal?
Root canal therapy is meant to be a quick and effective treatment that has a smooth, short recovery period. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine the same day they have a root canal. You may experience some slight discomfort in which case, we advise taking over-the-counter pain medication and sticking to soft foods for a few days.
What can I eat after root canal therapy?
Most patients feel little to no discomfort after their root canal treatment. However, we advise sticking to soft foods for a few days to not irritate the tooth after your appointment. This will ensure that it heals properly and doesn’t cause you discomfort!