Root Canal Murrieta & Temecula

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, tooth cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you are experiencing tooth pain or other symptoms mentioned above, call Rancho Endodontics in Murrieta at Rancho Endodontics Phone Number 951-677-7322 to make an appointment.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

A digital illustration showing a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A digital illustration showing the anatomy of a healthy tooth
Tooth Anatomy
A digital illustration showing the anatomy of a tooth with inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A digital illustration showing the anatomy of a tooth with cleaned canals
Cleaned Canals
A digital illustration showing the anatomy of a tooth with a root canal filling
Filling Placed
A digital illustration showing the anatomy of a healed tooth
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after Root Canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a Root Canal cost?

The cost associated with the Root Canal procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

 
 

Patient Reviews for Root Canal Therapy

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Rancho Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 507 Root Canal Therapy and Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Barbara B

Enjoyable visit

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Patient Review by Jill L

The office is professional— all staff are courteous and helpful. Dr. Pettersen explained the situation clearly, outlined the steps he would take, and checked on my comfort level several times during the procedure. Very positive experience.

- Jill L

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Patient Review by Ryan A

I had a high level of anxiety with having to have a root canal. Dr. Roe and her staff were very calming before, during and after the procedure. If I need future dental work, I will be returning to Dr. Roe.

- Ryan A

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Patient Review by Naomi G

I walked away thinking that this I was just an overall pleasant experience. It is very nice to know that people care.

- Naomi G

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Patient Review by Deserie T

I know most people dread the dentist and especially root canals. Dr. Pettersen was very caring and thoroughly explained the procedure. Other than a couple of pin pricks during the numbing process, the root canal was completely pain free. I was amazed.

- Deserie T

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