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
Great Dentist and assistant
- Larry J
I HATE going to ANY dentist, but Dr. Pettersen and his staff set my mind at ease from the moment we met. They are the most professional, respectful, and kind dental professionals that I have EVER met. I 1000% recommend Rancho Endodontics to anyone who needs this kind of dental health care service.
- Glenn A
I was very nervous about having my first root canal but the staff and Dr Petersen made me VERY comfortable.
- Tracy L
Although a long procedure, Dr. Roe and the assisting tech explained every step they were taking. Pain management was superb throughout. Post-procedure pain control easily handled easily with Motrin.
- Paul M
I have only had one other root canal done in my lifetime at another office. The experience was so uncomfortable and painful. Dr Peterson’s team is definitely friendly and helpful. They all make you feel like you’re in good hands. I have never had such a painless and pleasant dental visit anywhere else, it’s a shame he only does endodontics lol but if I ever have any other needed treatment I will definitely go back to this office.
- Gio R
Dr. Silberman was friendly, empathetic, and skilled. He took the time to review my medical conditions and to ask questions that allowed him to become acquainted with me as an individual. His approach put me totally at ease. He customized the conditions to my preferences and performed the procedure efficiently, painlessly, and proficiently. Because of this outstanding experience, I have already been recommending him to all of my friends.
- Darryl A
Dr. Silberman was amazing! He always explained every procedure. Very friendly and easy to talked to. As well as the medical assistant Michelle, very helpful and very friendly! Their team is Great. Will definetly recommend you guys!
- Aila Sarapat A
I can’t thank them all enough. I was in some of the worst pain of my life. The staff listened to me, it was clear they were going to take care of me. They went above and beyond to ease my pain immidiately. Their hearts are in their work and it shows!
- Eden C
I scheduled an appointment with Rancho Endo when I was in a lot of pain. The ladies moved patients around to accommodate me and I am so grateful for that. Dr. Silberman and staff were wonderful and my procedure went very smoothly. I will recommend this office and Dr. Silberman to anyone seeking a tooth repair or dental procedure. They truly were wonderful.
- Erin G
Everything about the service was exemplary, from making the appt. to the on-time appt. Everything about the procedure was explained in detail and in layman's language by Dr. Silberman. Great attention to patient's comfort level and very attentive assistant, Christine
- Richard D
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?