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
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
- Jenny M
Excellent dental care and excellent service! I felt very comfortable, despite the difficult procedure I was undergoing. Many thanks!
- vaneesa k
Dr.Silberman and his staff are simply superb!!! From the greeting at the front desk to the sweet chair side assistant, truly personable professionals. I was in so much pain when I arrived at my appointment I couldn't even isolate the tooth that was making me lose both sleep and my mind. Dr.Silberman was kind and patient. Genuinely concerned and sympathetic to my needs. He talked me through his thought process helping me determine the source of my agony. The thing is I'm no stranger to this type of dental treatment. I was so frustrated I couldn't say," yeah it's definitely that tooth, Let's get'er done!!!" The good doctor had to spend quite a bit of time with me until we found the culprit. He completed my procedure in no time. Dr.Silberman gave me three important things 1)excellent care 2) piece of mind and most importantly for me 3)his full attention Thank you Rancho Endodontics for providing such a comfortable caring environment. I definitely left feeling confident about our treatment plan and absolutely cared for.
- Jacqueline B
Everything about my experience with the office was superb. All of the office staff were very nice and accommodating. The procedure itself was done quickly and with little pain. I was very impressed with Dr and how well my root canal was handled. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! Thank you
- Linda g
I was referred here by my dentist and was very pleased with her referral! While going to any dental appointment isn't an experience you look forward to, it's great to know you are in good hands while you are there!
- Melissa J
Was very happy with the staff and the Dr. Took time with me and explained everything to me in a way that I could understand
- guy b
My primary dentist Dr. Diez referred me to Dr. Silberman to get an evaluation for a possible root canal. Dr. Silberman and his staff were more than professional, made me feel very comfortable, and responded to my needs immediately. I was able to fill out the forms online ahead of time, only had to wait five minutes before I was called back, and was attended to immediately by Dr. Silberman. He was very thorough in his explanation of what he would be doing, talked me through each step as he completed my root canal, and showed me pictures and x-rays from before and after explaining the difference. I would definitely recommend him to all of my friends and family. I give him and his office staff five out of five stars.
- Megan S
It was a very pleasant experience.
- Sue M
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
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