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
Honestly, this was the best dental experience Ive ever had! I got a root canal and I am in almost zero pain on day two! I would go here again in a second!
- Christina M
Dr Roe took time with me and explained everything with utmost care. I'm so impressed that there are doctors like her. Thank you so very much!!!
- Myra P
I went in to get a root canal finished. I have many severe health challenges that I have faced over the years and one specifically is my heart. It has been acting up a lot lately and because I have taken some steps backwards in recovery, symptoms seem to coincide when my Immune System is weak. My heart was racing too high that day and the two weeks prior and I was not able to do safely do the procedure. Dr. S went above and beyond to make sure I was okay and that my health was the number one concern. I felt very watched out for and was so grateful for that. I was so worried and felt bad as I had wasted his time, but he was apologetic and that truly made me feel that the Dr. cared about me and I can't thank him enough for being cautious and so kind. Thanks so much for looking out for me!
- Jennifer A
Excellent care thank you!
- maria c
Was pleased with the office, staff & Dr.'s. I would recommend this office & Dr.'s to anyone. As soon as I met Dr. Silberman i had faith in him & knew I would be well taken care of & he did just that. s
- Barbara S
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- Sylvia L
I was extremely nervous to get my tooth retreated, but Dr Silberman explained everything in detail and made me feel very comfortable. It was done quickly and was even shown before & after x-rays and WOW! love it
- Marissa S
I felt very comfortable and I was explained in detail everything I needed to know regarding my current tooth issue.
- Marilyn F
Everybody was very nice and professional.
- Stuart W
Highly recommended. Excellent office and top notch care. I was very impressed with their friendliness and professionalism.
- Jennifer S
I am always nervous about visiting the dentist, visiting your office has been the most pleasant experience ever! Thank you very much for your patience and your kindness relating to my dental fears. I would definitely recommend your office!!
- Lupe E
No one WANTS a root canal, but if one is needed, there is no better place to get it. The entire experience was awesome. I have severe dental work anxiety and Dr. S and his asst. did all they could to calm me nerves. Once my tooth was numb, there was no pain and only minimal discomfort from the procedure. I had no pain when I left last night, and I still have ZERO pain this morning. I will tell anyone who will listen how amazing Dr. S. and his staff are. It was such a blessing to have the procedure done, the tooth ache gone and to have left with such a positive experience. If all dentists and their staff were like this, I wouldn't have to have dental work anxiety! I hope I won't ever need another one....but if I do, I would go back definitely.
- Tami S
Dr.S, staff and facility are great.
- amanda l
I am very pleased with how I have been treated
- Jesus E
I have had 2 other root canal therapy at the office. Each time I asked the doctor to preform the procedure with no shots to numb the area and he said no problem. The process was flawless and with no pain. He is the best specialist dentist in the valley or anywhere for that matter. Also his personality is awesome. Thank you doctor Pettersen. I wish I could get all my dentistry preformed by him.
- Todd N
I went in to see Dr Petterson with the hope he could save my tooth. Previous Dr's had told me there was no other option but to pull the tooth out. In my situation, due to the fact there is no tooth next to the one that's having a problem, I hoped we could save the tooth. That's why I went to your firm--I wanted a chance to save the tooth. Dr Petterson has given me that chance.
- Robert W
I was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the dentist in their conduct and willingness to explain what needed to be done, how it would be done and what the cost were going to be. There was no real pain including the shots.
- Brad B
Excellent service and care!
- Roxanna S
No on is ever excited to have a root canal, but I've had several done at ranch Endodontics and it's a piece of cake!! Thank you all for being so sweet and comforting to this nervous nilly!
- Jenny B