- Trust Dr. Reeh’s three-plus decades of experience
- Modern root canals are safer than ever
- Sedation is available to help you relax
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, and our treatment offers you all these benefits:We'll Keep You Safe During Your Procedure Read Transcript
We'll Keep You Safe During Your Procedure
Patient safety is of the utmost importance. We follow all OSHA, CDC and local requirements for health and safety. In root canals there are other steps that we do to further ensure your safety. We work with a shield that isolates your tooth, protecting the back of your throat, and it actually even also makes root canals more successful. So at all times you are taking care of eye protection, bibs to protect your clothing, sterilization, disinfection, all guidelines, to make sure that everything is as clean and as safe as we can make it for you.
- 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
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, including arthritis and diseases of the heart, nervous system, endocrine system, kidneys, gastrointestinal system, and other systems.
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 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 decades of experience performing root canal treatments, teaching endodontics, and doing research in a university setting. He is also a Fellow of the American Association of Endodontists and 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 .