Sedation Dentistry in St Paul
It’s not normal to feel pain or discomfort in your mouth. It’s your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and needs immediate attention. Pain may be caused by tooth decay, infection or diseased gums. It may be severe and constant, or it may be intermittent but persistent. Failing restorations and faulty dental appliances can also cause discomfort. Whatever the reason, see your top provider of sedation dentistry in St Paul right away. Dr. Serafimov can end pain permanently and prevent serious problems from occurring.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal or endodontic therapy is the removal of the diseased pulp in the center of the tooth. The area is then cleaned and sanitized, the space is sealed off, and the tooth is covered with a dental crown. This simple procedure is one of the most commonly performed in dentistry. Your dentist may recommend a root canal if infection is deep and the cavity is large. Root canals save a decayed tooth that would otherwise be extracted.
Gum Disease Treatment
Most adults have some form of gum disease. It begins when plaque accumulates beneath and around the gum line. Bacteria irritate the soft tissues and cause swelling and bleeding, especially when you brush and floss. If not treated, the gums start to pull away from the teeth. Eventually, the teeth loosen and fall out. Dr. Serafimov offers non-surgical deep cleaning (root planing and scaling) to scrape away tartar above and below the gum line.
Your dentist in St. Paul always aims to preserve your natural teeth. However, oral surgery or tooth extraction may be the only way to restore your mouth’s health in some cases. Extraction is recommended if root canal cannot save a decayed tooth. Extraction may also be required for impacted wisdom teeth, braces preparation and denture placement.
Serafimov Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry is a stress-free practice where dental procedures are always pleasant. We offer nitrous oxide sedation if you are anxious or fearful. Call 651-455-1601 now to learn more, or schedule a consultation online.