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
Patient Review by Sue M
It was a very pleasant experience.
- Sue M
Patient Review by Cynthia G
Dr Roe was very professional and explained everything to me after evaluating my situation. I did not need their services at this time but have confidence in office if I need to return in the future.
- Cynthia G
Patient Review by Caitlynn B
Thank you for taking care of me and making me feel more comfortable about the root canal procedure coming up. I know I'm in good hands!
- Caitlynn B
Patient Review by Duke D
Very friendly, efficient dentist and office staff. I also like the hi-tech equipment they use in there. Dr. Pettersen is very friendly, proficient also is the lady assistant. They work together so well and smoothly in taking care of my tooth that I felt so comfortable during the whole supposedly dreadful process of the root canal. This dentist office is surely a well run, best dentist office that I've ever seen. Thanks for a great job done with my root canal.
- Duke D
Patient Review by Peter V
Excellent all the way around
- Peter V