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 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.

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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
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

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Patient Review by Kit L

Rancho Endodontics was literally a great place to have a root canal done. I was referred by my Dentist for 2 root canals and was blown away. The staff was great, very kind and explained everything. The procedure was pain free and fast. Dr Pettersen was friendly, and took time to explain the procedure to me and is great at what he does. Overall it was a great experience which is really something for a root canal!

- Kit L

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Patient Review by Linda T

Dr. Roe and her assistant were very patient and kind. They made sure that I was always comfortable during the procedure.

- Linda T

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Patient Review by Ronald P

Comfortable environment, staff was very cordial and simply pleasant

- Ronald P

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Patient Review by DANIELLE M

The staff as well as Dr. Pettersen are very welcoming. I felt very comfortable in this office and the treatment I received from Dr. Pattersen was 100 percent , I will be coming back if I am in need of another root canal.


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Patient Review by Rachel J

The work I have had done at this office has lasted over the years. My visits are always pain free and heal quickly! I am so grateful for the excellent practices of Dr Pettersen and Dr. Silberman.

- Rachel J

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