Root Canal Therapy in San Marcos, CA
At Smiles of San Marco, we are dedicated to providing quality endodontic care using innovative treatments in a comfortable environment. Dr. Rasika Jain and her team of professionals have been trained in the latest techniques, allowing them to provide gentle root canal treatments for decayed or infected teeth. Our dentist offers comprehensive dental services to residents of San Marcos and the surrounding communities.
Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on addressed teeth with a compromised pulp, a collection of connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels. By removing the decayed pulp from inside a root cavity, Dr. Jain is able to save a tooth from extraction.
Symptoms that Indicate You Need Endodontic Treatment
Root canal therapy is usually performed to save an infected tooth. Signs that a tooth may need to undergo root canal treatment include:
- Gum tenderness or inflammation
- Teeth that are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures
- Pain when chewing
- Tooth discoloration
- A constant toothache
To determine the necessity of root canal therapy, our San Marcos dentist performs a thorough examination of your dental anatomy. During the analysis, x-rays are taken of the affected tooth, so our dental professional may assess the situation and pinpoint the issue. Then Dr. Jain discusses why she is recommending the root canal procedure and gives you the opportunity to voice any concerns or questions.
The Root Canal Procedure
Once you are ready for treatment, we administer local anesthesia to numb the area. At Smiles of San Marcos, we do everything we can to maximize your comfort, as our patients are our number one priority. We care for the people not just their smiles.
Dr. Jain enters the tooth through the top of the crown so that she can remove the compromised pulp. The area is the sterilized and filled with gutta-percha, a composite material that prevents bacteria from re-entering the tooth. Our dentist places a crown over the natural dental structure to renew dental function and protect it from sustaining damage and re-infection.
Preserve Your Natural Teeth!
If you are experiencing dental pain or are displaying the symptoms listed above, contact Smiles of San Marcos today! Dr. Jain and her team are dedicated to the dental and overall well-being of those in San Marcos and its surrounding communities. Our staff does everything they can to set you on the right path to an improved smile.