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.

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Healthy Tooth
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Tooth Anatomy
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Inflammation
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Cleaned Canals
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Filling Placed
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Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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.

Endodontic Presentation

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

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Rancho Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 588 Root Canal Therapy and Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review by Teresa W

I am a "white knuckle" patient. I so appreciated the utmost effort made to minimize my anxiety & pain. It was a very positive experience. Thank you Dr. Silberman & staff!

- Teresa W

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Patient Review by Krista S

I was very nervous coming in to get a root canal but was suprised to have no pain and a quick procedure . Thank you for calming my nerves and doing a great job .

- Krista S

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Patient Review by Jack W

Everyone spent a lot of time with me explaining things that was important to me and also to the staff and office as a whole. Everyone, especially Dr. Roe took all time I needed, and will be back for the procedure in 2 weeks. Exceptional care and communication.

- Jack W

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Patient Review by Sarah G

I had so much anxiety before the procedure but the doctor and staff eased my thoughts and explained everything. Minimal pain if any. Great experience. Thank you!

- Sarah G

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Patient Review by James S

Very professional.

- James S

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