Root Canal Therapy in Laguna Hills

Comfortable, skilled root canal therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Laguna HillsRoot canal therapy treats the inside of the tooth. It becomes necessary to perform this procedure when the nerves and pulp inside the root of the tooth become inflamed or infected.

Dr. Conkle and Dr. Garcia are highly skilled at performing root canal therapy. While many dentists refer patients to specialists for root canals, our dentists are able to take care of most cases themselves.

Using the latest technology, the doctors are able to perform highly accurate and successful root canal procedures while keeping you comfortable and relaxed. In most cases, root canal procedures can be completed in one day.­

What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal, located inside the root of a tooth, is filled with pulp, which consists of blood vessels and nerve tissue. There may be one or more canals in a tooth.

Root canal therapy is performed to preserve an infected tooth. During the procedure, the infected pulp is taken out, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected, and the canal is filled with a rubber-like material. Within a couple of weeks, a final crown is placed over the tooth in order to protect it.

After the procedure, the root itself is dead, but the tooth can continue to function as it is nourished by the surrounding tissues. Saving a tooth through a root canal promotes efficient chewing with normal biting forces.

One-visit Root Canals with high-tech dentistry

Root Canal Therapy in Laguna HillsDr. Garcia and Dr. Conkle utilize the latest rotary technology in their root canal therapy. They use a series of files that are sized according to the typical canal sizes. The rubber-like sealing material (used to fill the canal after it has been cleaned out) matches the dimensions of the filing system, so insertion is effortless and results in a perfect fit. This technology helps the doctors perform incredibly efficient root canal procedures.

The doctors also use digital X-rays as well as a cutting-edge apex locator for root canals. An apex locator is used to accurately determine the length of the space in the canal, an essential part of the procedure. This device helps Dr. Garcia and Dr. Conkle perform precise, successful root canal therapy on our patients.

$59 New Patient Special Offer: Exam, X-rays & Cleaning

Root Canal Therapy in Laguna HillsTo determine whether you need a root canal, you should take advantage of our New Patient Special Offer, which includes the following:

  • Full oral exam
  • Full-mouth digital X-rays, including a panoramic X-ray
  • Consultation
  • Cleaning (if a deep cleaning is not needed)
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Perio probing
  • Intraoral photos
  • Diagnosis
  • Written treatment plan

Usual value: $203

To make an appointment, call 949-393-5905 or click here to request an appointment online.

Signs that you might need Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Laguna HillsWhen the pulp of the root canal is infected, certain symptoms may be present.

One telltale sign is persistent pain, although you may not notice any pain. An abscess or pimple may form near the tooth. You may also notice some swelling. In some cases, the tooth itself may become discolored.

Here is a list of signs that may indicate that a root canal is necessary. If you are experiencing any of these, please contact our office right away.

  • Tenderness at the bottom of the root
  • Pain that lasts several minutes with exposure to heat and/or cold
  • A tooth that hurts when you bite down
  • Spontaneous pain without an apparent trigger

To make an appointment, call 949-393-5905 or click here to request an appointment online.