Root Canals in San Diego
Just the thought of having a root canal can be scary for many people. At Peak Family Dental, we understand those feelings and want you to know we’re here to help.
Many people fear root canals because they misunderstand the procedure or they think about the pain of the root canal infection, not the procedure itself. The reality is that root canals do not cause pain—in fact, they actually relieve it.
Why Root Canals Are Necessary
A root canal is needed when decay or trauma has reached the innermost portion of your tooth. This is the part of the tooth that houses the nerves, pulp, and tissue that keep your tooth alive and healthy. When a deep cavity penetrates this inner part of your tooth, the first thing you will probably notice is pain that does not go away.
Once the infection or damage has reached this stage, a root canal is the only treatment option left to provide you with relief. If we don’t perform a root canal, the tooth may need to be extracted or the pain will just continue and worsen.
Unfortunately, many people do not have the luxury of planning root canal treatment in advance. Circumstances sometimes make it necessary to perform a root canal without any prior planning at all.
We are flexible with our scheduling, and we can accommodate you and your family if an emergency arises. If you’re in pain, we’ll do our best to treat you the same day.
Compassionate Care in a Friendly Environment
You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that updated dental techniques and instruments available today have made root canal therapy a treatment that’s no more stressful than having a tooth filled.
We are sensitive to your needs, especially with a procedure like root canal treatment. If you are nervous about your procedure, please let us know! Our compassionate team has years of experience in performing root canals and will make sure that yours is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Our gentle approach and focus on your comfort help to ensure that you will have a stress-free experience. In fact, you will be happy to know that many of our patients tell us that their root canal was much easier than they thought it would be!
Please Call for an Appointment
We understand that root canals are intimidating. But avoiding treatment only prolongs your discomfort and puts you at risk of losing the tooth.
If you suspect you may need a root canal, we urge you to call our San Diego dental office as soon as possible. We will see you quickly and help you get the relief you need.