Rancho Peñasquitos Root Canals

Get modern treatment for root canals

We strive to protect your smile by asking certified Endodontist, Dr. Andy Park, to provide root canal therapy to our patients suffering from infection. If you suspect you have a root canal, give us a call at (858) 484-4880 to speak with our staff and find a convenient appointment time for you.

Less Invasive
Less Time To Perform
Strong, Reliable Results

  • Same-day appointments
  • Conveniently located
  • Easy online scheduling

Common myths of root canal treatment

In the past, root canal treatment had one solution: pulling the infected tooth. Thankfully, modern dental technology has come leaps and bounds to create root canal therapy that is conservative, gentle and maintains the original structure of the tooth. With treatment that is no more uncomfortable than a simple dental filling, patients can experience necessary dental care to protect and restore their smile. Now, let's dispel some common myths about root canals:

Root Canal Therapy Is Painful

Although root canals themselves are painful, root canal therapy relieves the pain and discomfort patients experience while treating the problem.

Your Tooth Will Have To Be Pulled

These days, it's rare that a tooth is pulled as a treatment for a root canal. Root canal therapy is more similar to filling a cavity.

You Have Bad Oral Hygiene

A root canal is caused by an infection and is nothing to be ashamed of. Get judgment-free care at Carmel Mountain.

Stephanie V.

"The team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care saw me same-day when I chipped my front tooth. They relieved my pain and fixed my smile in no time! I would recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in a dental emergency!"

Stephanie V.

"I have been a patient at CMDC for 3 years now. This place is truly a gem and I will not go anywhere else! I have seen multiple hygienists and two different dentists, they have all treated me with the best care, respect and great service. I have a lot of sensitivity, they keep that in mind and are gentle. They truly go above and beyond for their patients and I no longer dread the dentist! Thank you!"

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Get root canal therapy in Poway

Not every sensitive tooth or toothache is an early sign of a root canal, but when a cavity, chipped tooth or broken crown goes left untreated it can quickly evolve into a painful dental problem. Before a toothache or pain in your mouth keeps you awake at night, give us a call to schedule a dental checkup. We’re dedicated to providing high quality dental care that is comfortable and effective to have you smiling again in as little as one appointment.

Don't let a root canal become an emergency

Have you or a loved one noticed a change in your dental health? If it’s become difficult to enjoy a cup of coffee or iced tea without experiencing tooth sensitivity, or if a recently broken tooth has you wondering about visiting the dentist, it may be time to visit your local dentist. By offering same-day appointments and emergency dentistry, we work hard to be there for you and your family for all of your dental related needs. Don’t let a minor toothache become a big one. And certainly don't allow a root canal to go untreated. Call us today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals

With the myths surrounding root canals, it's easy to see why patients put off treatment. But there's nothing to fear! Learn more about Root Canal Therapy and Endodontics and see how easily we can get you out of pain.

What is a root canal?

If you have ever had a toothache, broken tooth or cavity you may have been at risk of developing a root canal. Root canals occur when the soft inner portion of the tooth, known as the “pulp” of the tooth, becomes infected by germs or bacteria. This inflammation in the nerve of the tooth can be increasingly painful and may lead to developing an abscess or tooth loss over time. Before this happens, root canal therapy is advised to effectively restore the tooth to its healthy beauty, feel and function.

What is endodontic dentistry?

An endodontist is a specialized dentist concerned with the pulp, or innermost tissue and nerve of the tooth. Using his specialized knowledge, Dr. Andy Park is able to alleviate dental related pain or infection that may be found inside the tooth and promote a stronger smile overall.

What can I expect during a root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment typically requires 1 to 3 appointments to complete. The treatment begins with the careful administration of a local anesthetic to eliminate any pain. Once the tooth has been properly numbed, a small hole is made to access the infected pulp and remove the source of your pain. The inner root canal of the tooth is then carefully sanitized with a strong dental medicine to eliminate remaining signs of bacteria, and a rubber-like substance known as gutta-percha is filled into the root canal to function just like the healthy pulp of the tooth. Finally, a dental filling or dental crown is used to seal and protect the tooth.

Will I need a dental crowns after my root canal?

After a root canal, a dental filling may not be sufficient to restore the outer surface of the tooth. In this case, a dental crown may be used to properly seal the tooth. With CEREC same day technology, our team can design and mill a custom porcelain crown in a fraction of the time that it takes an outsourced lab. Modern dental crowns at Carmel Mountain Dental Care are beautiful, strong and resilient, lasting many years with proper care.

$150 New Patient Special!

First visit to Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Schedule your New Patient Appointment today to meet the team and get the quality care you deserve at Carmel Mountain Dental Care. Our New Patient Special includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.

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