At Lakeside Dentistry, we love doing root canals. I like it because patients are usually apprehensive when they hear that word, you can see their hair stand up. But then, within an hour I can show them that, 'Hey, you just had it done, and you hardly know it.' You can numb them up, and keep them comfortable, and within an hour, it's done. They leave, they're pain free. They're waiting for something to happen, and it just doesn't happen.
While root canals are not as scary as their reputation might have you believe, they are a pretty complicated dental procedure. So you’ll want a veteran dentist for your root canal.
That’s not a problem at Lakeside Dentistry, where top-notch Rochester, MN dentist Dr. Jim Gores has spent more than 30 years performing root canals. You won’t need to outsource your root canal to an endodontist as Dr. Gores is comfortable performing the procedure on any teeth, including molars.
You’ll feel better with an experienced dentist doing your root canal! Call Lakeside Dentistry at 507-316-6444.
Root Canal: What It Is and Why You Need It
Tooth decay does not normally advance past the two outer layers of your teeth, the enamel, and dentin. That’s because it’s easy to find decay during your regular dental exams and stop it with a tooth filling.
But if decay gets into the pulpy material inside your tooth, it creates problems that can cause you to lose your tooth. It can even move to the bone that supports your tooth, causing a painful abscess.
Trusted Rochester, MN dentist Dr. Gores can save your tooth with a root canal by:
- Removing all of the infection from your tooth
- Sterilizing your tooth’s roots and the canals found inside it
- Sealing your tooth with either a filling or a dental crown to prevent future infection
The root canal process is a little like cleaning out a wound and then covering it with a sterile bandage.
Dr. Gores uses local anesthesia to make sure you are comfortable during the procedure. And if you experience any dental anxiety, our experienced team can calm your nerves.
Root Canals Getting Less Complicated
Root canals have been getting less complicated in recent years, thanks to the use of dental technology like digital radiography, which makes it easier for Dr. Gores to get a clear picture of the inside of your teeth.