Root Canal Therapy

At Art & Science Family Dentistry, our dentists do everything possible to protect your natural teeth. At times, Dr. Kinney, and Art & Science Family Dentistry may need to treat an infected dental pulp with root canal therapy to prevent tooth loss. If this is the case, our team will do everything we can to keep you comfortable during your treatment. Please feel free to contact us today if you would like more information about a root canal in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

I’ve been going here since I was 3 years old. They have such caring staff, hygienists, and dentists. Every time I leave feeling great. I just got back from a regular cleaning and within an hour they were able to complete the cleaning, fill a cavity AND make me a new retainer after I came in with some normal wear and tear. I will always recommend them. Thank you for taking such great care of my teeth for the past 20 years. You are all amazing! 🥰

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools and anesthesia. Our dentists and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.