Root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, is a form of dental surgery used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. If damage or decay is so severe that it goes into the pulp (the center of the tooth where the blood vessels and nerves are), then a root canal is necessary to save the tooth.

Several steps are involved in a root canal procedure, these steps include:

  1. Dentist Kruckman uses anesthesia to numb the tooth to guarantee your ultimate comfort.
  2. The center of the tooth and root is completely cleaned and sealed, eliminating all bacteria and inflammation.
  3. The tooth is then filled and restored, eliminating all infection and pain!

Root canal procedures have the reputation for being a painful form of dental surgery. Actually, most people report that their endodontics procedure itself is not painful at all! The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking care from a trusted dentist is truly painful, not the root canal procedure itself. If you live in the Waconia, Victoria, or Carver area and are experiencing dental pain, contact Kruckman Family Dentistry now; we have same day emergency appointments available!