Root Canal Safety Keep Your Tooth Intact
  • Trust Dr. Reeh’s three-plus decades of experience
  • Modern root canals are safer than ever
  • Relax with a choice of sedation options

We Take Root Canal Safety Seriously in Stillwater

Today’s root canals play a major role in helping our patients maintain good oral health and a beautiful smile. However, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about root canals that causes some people to think this procedure can be harmful. At River Valley Endodontics, we focus on root canal safety in Stillwater, and our treatment offers you all these benefits:

  • One-on-one attention from your dentist and staff
  • 3-D cone beam CT scanning for precise procedures and results
  • Digital X-rays that expose you to up to 90 percent less radiation than traditional X-rays
  • Dr. Reeh’s more than 30 years of clinical experience and specialty training as a board certified endodontist

Call us today at 651-370-9498 if you think you could benefit from root canal therapy. Our office is located on Wildpines Lane, right next to Sunrise Park. If you’re nervous about your procedure, we offer multiple forms of sedation, including inhaled sedation with laughing gas and oral sedation in pill form.


Root Canals Offer a Safe Way to Relieve Pain & Save Your Tooth

Stats Image People who’ve had root canals are six times more likely to call the procedure pain-free than people who’ve had extractions. Source.
Many people today still have the misconception that a root canal can pose health risks. Extensive credible research over the years has disputed these original conclusions, proving that a root canal procedure is actually beneficial to the patient. Back in the early 1900s, research was presented claiming that a root canal could expose a patient to bacteria leaking out from the tooth. It was said this leakage could cause all sorts of other health issues.

The doctor who performed the research recommended that diseased teeth be extracted rather than treated with a root canal. Consequently, for decades afterward many teeth were pulled that could have been saved with root canal therapy. Unfortunately, this research was performed at a time when medical science really didn’t understand the causes of disease. It would take several years before more stringent research debunked the notion of teeth leaking bacteria and leading to disease.

Here at River Valley Endodontics, we make sure that each endodontic procedure we perform is carried out to the highest standards. You can rest confident in Dr. Reeh’s abilities:

  • He has decades of experience performing root canal treatments, teaching endodontics, and doing research in a university setting.
  • He presents all possible treatment options and ensures you have all the information needed to decide what’s best for you.
  • He is a Fellow of the American Association of Endodontists.
  • He Has been named a Top Dentist in the endodontics category by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

If you have any questions about root canal safety in Stillwater, call us today at 651-370-9498. Our friendly staff will be glad to help. If you need to make an appointment, you can also do so online.

Common Questions About Root Canal Safety

Are root canals safe?

Yes, root canals are a very safe and beneficial procedure, especially when performed by an experienced professional like Dr. Reeh. He has completed years of additional training on top of his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree that has prepared him to perform all types of endodontic treatment. Plus, he has over 30 years of clinical experience helping patients feel better.

Do root canals cause health problems?

No, root canals do not cause health problems. Over a hundred years ago, some research from a dentist claimed that root canals could lead to all sorts of health problems, but that idea has since been disproven consistently by reputable research. You should have no additional health problems from getting a root canal.

Are there side effects of root canals?

Side effects of root canals are rare. The only thing you might notice is a slight tenderness after your treatment in the area where we were working. However, this should go away on its own without any problem. As a whole, you should only have good effects from your root canal, mainly the elimination of pain from your diseased tooth.