Wood Park Dental
Dr. Jon Skare

When is an emergency root canal neccessary?

Root canals are procedures done to save an infected tooth and keep it from falling out. Because root canals are always time-sensitive, the longer you wait, the greater the damage to the root becomes, and it is only a matter of time before even a dentist will not be able to save the tooth.

Not all root canals are emergencies. Some characteristics of a damaged root that needs attention are:

  • if the affected root causes you debilitating pain, making it hard or impossible to get through your day without painkillers
  • signs of severe infection on or around the teeth and gums, causing swelling and damage 
  • a pimple-like cyst of pus forms on the gumline by the roots

Many emergency root canals become necessary after a tooth suffers damage, cracking or chipping it, exposing the inner layers. This can make the tooth sensitive and even unbearably painful. Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before the tooth becomes infected and dies.

Schedule Emergency Dental Care in Eagan, MN!

If you need an emergency root canal in the greater Eagan, MN area, contact Wood Park Dental at (952) 431-5088 to see how we might be able to help relieve your pain.

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