Root Canal

root-canal-santa-claritaA root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected or inflamed tissue from the inner part of a tooth called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that nourish and support the tooth.

When the pulp becomes infected from deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or tooth trauma, it often causes intense pain, swelling, and sometimes abscesses.

A root canal treatment involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the root canals, and filling them with a biocompatible material. The tooth is then restored with a filling or crown to protect it from further damage.

Who Needs a Root Canal?

Not everyone with a dental infection or inflammation requires a root canal. However, if you experience any of the following signs and symptoms, you may need a root canal treatment:

  • Severe toothache that doesn’t go away with painkillers
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums around the affected tooth
  • Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
  • Persistent bad breath or taste in the mouth

Root Canal Statistics

  • More than 15 million root canal procedures are performed every year.1
  • More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day.1

Why Choose Santa Clarita Dental Care for Root Canal Treatment?

At Santa Clarita Dental Care, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality of care. Our team of experienced professionals specializes in endodontic procedures. That is why we apply the latest techniques and use advanced, proven technologies to provide safe and effective treatments. Here are five reasons to choose us for your root canal treatment:

  • Experienced professionals: Our team has years of professional experience in providing root canal treatments.
  • Personalized care: We take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your specific needs.
  • Advanced, proven technologies: Our dental office is equipped with the latest technology to ensure highest quality dental care.
  • Affordable prices: Everyone should have access to affordable dental care. We work with you to offer the care you need. 

If you’re unsure whether you need a root canal, contact Santa Clarita Dental Care to schedule a consultation with our team. We’ll examine your teeth, take x-rays, and determine the best course of treatment for your condition.

Root Canal FAQs

How long does a root canal treatment take?

A root canal treatment usually takes one or two appointments, depending on the complexity of the case.

Is a root canal painful? 

Contrary to popular belief, in most cases a root canal treatment is not painful. With modern techniques and anesthesia, you’ll feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from a root canal?

You may experience some mild discomfort and sensitivity for a few days after the procedure, but most patients can resume their normal activities immediately.


1 American Association of Endodontists, from