Root Canal

Root Canal services offered in Montrose, CA

Root Canal services offered in Montrose, CA

If you’re suffering from tooth pain or swelling, seeing your dentist immediately can prevent tooth decay or loss. The superior providers at Montrose Dental Specialty in Montrose, California, offer expert root canals to patients of all ages. A correctly done root canal is painless and effective in restoring the inside of your tooth and preventing further problems. You can plan for a root canal or reach out to the practice if you need an emergency procedure. Use the convenient online booking tool or call the practice today to learn more.

What is a root canal?

Your dentist or specialist performs a root canal to remove decayed tissue or infection from the inside of your tooth (the pulp). They then fill and seal the tooth. This saves the tooth from extraction.

Many people believe root canals are painful and unnerving, but millions of people successfully undergo them every year. 

Montrose Dental Specialty uses a high-tech Dentsply WaveOne® rotary tool during the procedure. This eliminates loud grinding sounds and allows the procedure to move along swiftly and efficiently.

Expect your root canal to be comfortable and pain-free at Montrose Dental Specialty.

When would I need a root canal?

Montrose Dental Specialty could recommend a root canal if you’re experiencing:

  • Toothache 
  • Tenderness in your teeth or gums
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Darkened gums
  • Oral pain or swelling
  • Pus or pimples near your gumline
  • Pain when chewing
  • Pain in your face or jaw

It’s vital to seek immediate care if you’re experiencing symptoms that indicate the need for root canal therapy. Montrose Dental Specialty offers same-day root canals.

What happens during a root canal procedure?

Before proceeding with a root canal, your provider or specialist thoroughly evaluates your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and takes dental X-rays. They develop a personalized treatment plan once they determine you’re a candidate for the procedure.

During a root canal, your provider numbs the treatment area and offers sedation to calm you. With a local anesthetic, you can expect a root canal to be no more painful than a procedure like a filling or wisdom tooth removal.

Your provider gently removes the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth. After cleaning your tooth, your provider fills the empty root canal with a rubbery cement and seals the tooth shut. To further protect your tooth, your provider could place a crown over its top.

After a root canal:

  • Expect your tooth to be temporarily tender or sore
  • Avoid hard food or candy for a few days
  • Brush and floss daily
  • Stay up to date on routine twice-a-year cleanings

Book a root canal appointment with Montrose Dental Specialty today to get back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease. Use the convenient online scheduling tool or call the practice to learn more.