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.
Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?
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 Christine F
I'm glad my dentist recommended Dr Roe.
- Christine F
Patient Review by Jesse M
The office is very clean the staff is friendly and Doctor Roe, is very good and knowledgeable in her field. Highly recommend rancho endodontics
- Jesse M
Patient Review by Joel S
I was referred to Rancho Endodontics by my dentist after discovering crack in my molar. I made an appointment for a consultation and two hours later left with a completed root canal without any pain or discomfort. The staff and dentist are the upmost professionals!!! I was treated awesome and the service was nothing short of excellent.
- Joel S
Patient Review by Maria R
Dr Roe took the time to explain my treatment, answered all of my questions and made me feel that she truly cared about my concerns and wellbeing. Her assistant was also amazing. I will recommend your office, especially Dr Roe, to all of my family and friends. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me!
- Maria R
Patient Review by Erin E
I was incredibly impressed with the professionalism, friendliness, courtesy and high level of communication from Dr. Pettersen and his staff.
- Erin E