Dentist examines a patient before a tooth extraction and root canal therapy in St. Louis Park.

Extractions & Root Canal Therapy

Tooth decay, overcrowding, and dental trauma affect millions of Americans every year. If you’ve been struggling with a broken tooth or severe dental pain, you should call our office right away to find out if you need immediate treatment. Ruby Dental is proud to offer tooth extractions and root canal therapy in St. Louis Park.

What is a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a minor oral surgery that involves removing a tooth from the gum and socket. Extractions are completed with a local anesthetic and are often necessary to facilitate orthodontic treatments or create space for an impacted tooth. Common reasons for needing tooth extractions include:

  • Traumatic damage
  • Dental overcrowding
  • Impacted teeth
  • Severe tooth decay or periodontal disease

What is Root Canal Therapy?

After you eat, microscopic sugars and acid pool on the intricate biting surface of your teeth. If you do not brush regularly and remove these deposits, they begin to eat away at your dental enamel, creating cavities.

If a cavity becomes deep enough, bacteria can reach through the dentin and to the pulp of your tooth (the bundle of tissue and nerves at the center of a tooth), causing an infection. These infections can be excruciating and, if left untreated, lead to tooth loss or more severe issues.

A root canal removes this infected pulp tissue from a tooth to stop an infection and eliminate pain. The process involves making an incision on your tooth, removing the infection, sanitizing the area, then sealing the cavity to prevent future contaminations.

Do You Need a Tooth Extraction or Root Canal Therapy in St. Louis Park, MN?

Ruby Dental has the technology, skill, and expertise to give you the treatment you need to improve your dental health. Get in touch today to find out if our procedures are correct for you!