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.
I had Dr. Silberman and he was awesome, as well as his staff. They explained everything in detail and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend this facility!!!
- Sumer D
Dr. Petterson took great care of me even though I did not have a scheduled appointment. I was nervous, but he assured me that everything would be fine and it did! Thank you!
- Marissa G.
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- Joseph C
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- Katherine P
Michelle and Dr Peterson were fast, thorough, personable and very professional. No Pain root canal and now meds needed when I got home. Excellent experience!!
- Billy M
First root canal... Dr. S. was very clear as he progressed through the procedure. He has an excellent bedside manner and I have no pain. What more could I ask for? I will definitely recommend him and his office!
- Katie D
Everyone in the office was friendly and patient. Dr. Silberman was awesome. He went over the process in great detail, along with providing x-rays for visuals. Throughout the procedure he explained what he was doing. He and his assistant were very patient and gentle. They allowed me to watch TV with headphones while doing the root canal. It was a good experience and I had limited pain afterwards.
- Joanne V
I loved going to Rancho Endodontics. I was nervous at first, as I am a coward when it comes to dental procedures, but I found out that they cater to cowards. The procedure was smooth and they even let me go to the bathroom in the middle of the procedure. I have never been to an office where they let you escape to the bathroom for prayers and business. It's a fabulous location and I will return in the future if I have a necessity.
- Albert M
Great place, friendly service.
- John S
They were friendly from start to finish. Dr. Pettersen looked at X-rays and tested the area to ensure the rot canal was necesary. He explained what was going on with the tooth and immediatley started the root canal process. This was my second root canal done by him and I would recommend him to anyone in need if this procedure. The procedure was completed in a little over an hour.
- Robert S
Very good service, well explained what was happening and no pain afterwards!
- John B
Was not so stressed after talking to Dr Petersen
- Sandra V
Dr. Silberman and his assistant were so good at their service. I was so impressed with their bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable in his field. Awesome care with a very empathetic attitude toward his patients.
- David J
Dr. Petterson is absolutely wonderful! Kind, funny, caring and does an outstanding job. I had no pain during or after my root canal!
- Alysia N
The Dr. explained everything he was going to do and was very professional and caring.
- Joe C
All staff are welcoming and friendly and Dr. Pettersen makes the whole process upbeat and easy! It's obvious there is great morale and everyone loves what they do, which makes it so much more comfortable for us to have dental work done that, at other practices, we might dread!
- Dana C
- Janet J
Dr. Pettersson and staff are outstanding.
- Craig K
Thank you for the professional patient care from start to finish. It is appreciated.
- Brian S
Very impressed how beautifully the waiting room and entire office suite is decorated. It’s warm and inviting. Although I don’t feel 100% yet, I am confident in the work Dr. Roe has done and know I will be better than new in no time! I’m so pleased with the entire experience.
- Rhonda W