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.
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.
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
Easy to make appt. Real pretty office. Everyone working there was really nice. Dr. Roe was very professional and compassionate about everyone's feeling about root canals. This was my second root canal with Dr. Roe. Always made to feel comfortable. Very recommendable.
- Denise C
All the staff was very helpful and my root canal went fine while I watched the animal planet. I'm hoping to not have another root canal in the the future, but if I do I'll definitely be coming back.
- Trystan J
Consultation with doctor was informative and clear. Course of treatment was easy to follow and understandable.
- Denise W
Glad I was referred to this office. Can not ask for better service, staff or peace of mind.
- Gregory J
Love the staff and the dr and how everything is clean
- Nadia m
I was very impressed from beginning to end!
- Claire R
Professional and friendly office. Dentist was very thorough.
- Amber H
Very friendly staff and dentist thank you
- Sylvia H
Dr Petterson is very kind, knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. He puts his patients at ease and makes sure there is no pain during procedure. This was my 3rd root canal and I was not dreading it!
- Alysia N
The procedure was complicated, to me, and it was performed flawlessly, I think. More important to me was the attitude of the Dr. and his staff. These people are highly professional and very very friendly. I, like most people, don't go to the dentist for fun. That said, the staff and Dr. helped make my experience much less stressful than I expected and I actually enjoyed myself. That's not something I say too often about a visit for a root canal. I do not like going to the dentist but if I have to and if I have a complicated root canal, this office is my absolute first choice. Great service and great attitudes. For what more could someone ask?
First rate! Put me at ease and explained the procedure so that I could understand the process. If it was possible to enjoy a dental procedure then my visit was it. Thanks to the entire staff.
- Fred K
If you ever have to have a root canal, this is the place to have it done. Wonderful people!!
- Richard M
Best experience. Would recommend to everyone.
- Marla R
I am a "white knuckle" patient. I so appreciated the utmost effort made to minimize my anxiety & pain. It was a very positive experience. Thank you Dr. Silberman & staff!
- Teresa W
I was very nervous coming in to get a root canal but was suprised to have no pain and a quick procedure . Thank you for calming my nerves and doing a great job .
- Krista S
Everyone spent a lot of time with me explaining things that was important to me and also to the staff and office as a whole. Everyone, especially Dr. Roe took all time I needed, and will be back for the procedure in 2 weeks. Exceptional care and communication.
- Jack W
I had so much anxiety before the procedure but the doctor and staff eased my thoughts and explained everything. Minimal pain if any. Great experience. Thank you!
- Sarah G
- James S
I couldn’t ask for a better team to do such a complex procedure. The entire event was absolutely painless. Dr. Silberman’s professionalism and unparalleled skill shined brightly through the entire operation. So very grateful to him and his team!! Thank You!
- Dan A
Fantastic experience. Everything was explained throughout the procedure.
- Harry H