If a tooth suffers from severe infection or decay, it may need a root canal in order to be restored. Teeth that have significant decay or infection may be extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature. In addition, infected or decayed teeth often cause intense pain. If the infection or decay is allowed to advance, an abscess will form.

Our dentists may recommend having a root canal performed for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The tooth has had significant injury or trauma
  • An abscess or infection has started to develop
  • The tooth’s pulp has started to decay

A root canal can restore both health and function to your teeth. After the root canal, our Woodbury, MN dentists will often place a porcelain crown to protect the treated tooth and improve aesthetics. To learn more about restorative dentistry and your options for a healthy, beautiful smile, please call Woodbury Dental Care today.