Endodontics Root Canal Therapy

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Our Endodontists

With extensive experience in the field, Dr. Gretchen Heinsen and Dr. Alejandro Pereda specialize in delivering excellent endodontic (root canal) care for our patients.

What is a root canal infection?

When a tooth becomes damaged or infected, a root canal may be necessary to save it. While we can only see the hard layers of the tooth surface, underneath lies the pulp of the tooth. This pulp contains nerves, tissue, and blood vessels. During tooth development, the pulp helps teeth grow. Therefore, when the pulp becomes infected, a root canal is performed to remove the pulp of the tooth to relieve pain.

Common Causes

  • Previous injury to the tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Deep cavities that extend into the pulp of the tooth
  • Issues with previous dental fillings
  • Breakdown of previous dental crowns

Common Symptoms

  • Mouth and Tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Sensitivity to cold

What is a root canal procedure?

In order to relieve the sensitivity and pain from the infected pulp, our team will remove the dental pulp and the infection using the latest technology known as GentleWave®.

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Is getting a root canal painful?

With the GentleWave® System, we provide minimally invasive root canal procedures. It is designed to be gentle and it is scientifically proven to clean the pulp and canals of the teeth better. That means your root canal will last longer.

How long does getting
a root canal take?

Depending on the tooth, a root canal typically takes 60 to 90 minutes.

How is a root canal recovery?

Much like any dental procedure, you will be numb for a few hours afterwards. Usually you can return to work or school following a root canal procedure.

How much does a root canal cost?

Feel free to contact us about the cost. For your convenience, we accept dental insurance, Care Credit, and all major credit cards.

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