Root Canals

Root Canals

Root Canals

If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or damaged, it may have an infection. At Brite Smiles Dental Care in Apple Valley, Minnesota, Dennis Simmons, DDS, and his associates, perform root canals to eliminate your tooth pain and save your tooth. Call the office or schedule your appointment online with one of our root canal specialists.

Root Canals Q & A

What’s a root canal?

A root canal procedure is the last option to remove an infection in your dental pulp, which is the innermost chamber in your tooth. The pulp chamber has nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. If this area becomes infected, your dentist performs a root canal treatment because you’re at risk of losing your tooth.

During a root canal treatment, your dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the inner chambers, and then fills and seals the space to prevent further infection. This procedure not only alleviates pain but also preserves your natural tooth, maintaining your smile and oral health.

How do I know if I need a root canal?

There are a variety of root canal symptoms you may experience, such as:

  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Pain while chewing
  • Bitter taste in your mouth
  • Pain around a specific tooth
  • Pus coming from around your tooth
  • Darkening color of your tooth
  • Swelling in your jaw

To determine if a root canal is necessary, the Brite Smiles Dental Care’s staff recommends you have an exam with one of our Apple Valley dentists if you have any of the above symptoms.

What can I expect during the root canal treatment?

We take great care to deliver as comfortable and pain-free dental care as possible. First, the dentist removes the infected tissue and cleans the canal.

Afterward, the dentist fills the space with a dental sealant to prevent tooth decay. Depending on the damage to your tooth, the dentist may restore it using a crown, filling, or an inlay.

Your root canal procedure can take 90 minutes. By caring for your restored tooth and practicing proper dental hygiene habits, it can last a lifetime.


How did my teeth become infected?

An infection can enter your teeth due to poor dental hygiene, which leads to gum disease and tooth decay. Other common causes of an infected tooth include:

  • A dental injury
  • Several procedures on the same tooth
  • Chip or crack in your tooth

If the infection with your tooth continues it can cause a variety of problems such as widespread infection to other parts of your body, bone loss, and the loss of your tooth. A root canal procedure is a fast and painless way to save your tooth. Contact our Apple Valley dental clinic or book your appointment online today.


Why Choose Brite Smiles Dental Care for Your Root Canal Needs?

  1. Comprehensive Oral Health Services: Brite Smiles Dental Care offers a full range of comprehensive oral health services in Apple Valley, MN. From routine cleanings and check-ups to advanced procedures like implants and cosmetic treatments, our dental team is dedicated to addressing all your oral health needs under one roof.
  2. Patient Comfort and Satisfaction: We understand that dental procedures can be intimidating for many individuals. That is why our team ensures your comfort throughout the entire root canal treatment process. Our dentists take pride in delivering pain-free and comfortable dental care, using the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment.
  3. Free Consultations and Second Opinions: At Brite Smiles Dental Care, we offer free consultations and second opinions to help you make informed decisions regarding your dental health. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have, ensuring you feel confident in your treatment choices.
  4. Convenient Scheduling Options: We believe that dental care should be accessible to everyone. Our dental office offers convenient scheduling options to accommodate your busy life. We strive to minimize wait times and maximize your time in the dentist's chair, making your experience with us as efficient and convenient as possible.
  5. Accepting Most Insurances: Brite Smiles Dental Care accepts most dental insurance plans, making it easier for you to receive the quality care you deserve. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you navigate through your insurance coverage and process any necessary claims.

Contact Brite Smiles Dental Care in Apple Valley, MN

If you are in need of a root canal procedure or seeking comprehensive dental care in Apple Valley, MN, look no further than Brite Smiles Dental Care. Our skilled and compassionate dental team is dedicated to restoring your oral health and helping you achieve a winning smile. Contact us today or book your appointment online to experience exceptional dental care in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

What our customers are saying

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