Root Canal

Are you in need of a root canal? If so, we can help! Mallard Lane Dental is located in Placerville, and we offer the best dental care at an affordable price. You don't have to live with that pain any longer - see us today. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will be able to answer all your questions about our services. We're waiting for you!

What is the Root Canal?

If you are experiencing pain in your tooth, it is best to see a dentist as soon as possible. A root canal is typically performed when the tooth’s nerve has become infected or inflamed and can no longer be saved. You will need to undergo this procedure if the pain becomes more intense over time. You experience sensitivity while chewing on hard food items or biting down on something like an ice cube. Root canal therapy removes all traces of infection from the teeth and prevents future problems with abscesses or gum disease. The process involves cleaning out any bacteria that may have entered into the space inside your tooth and then sealing off that space with dental materials.

Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is necessary when the tooth has become infected and can no longer be saved. Our dentist will clean out any infection in the space inside your tooth and seal it off with dental materials. The procedure usually lasts about one hour and can be done in our office under local anesthesia. Our dentist will make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure by using pain medication and making sure you know what to expect every step of the way. After your root canal therapy is finished, we may ask you to come back for a follow-up visit or two to ensure everything went well with treatment before sending you home since this process involves drilling into your teeth.

Is Root Canal Painful?

This procedure is not as painful as people make it out to be - we promise! Don't let the idea of pain keep you from coming in for treatment. We use local anesthesia and other techniques that can help ease your discomfort during this process. If you're nervous about the pain, talk with us first before scheduling an appointment because we may have some options available that will allow you to feel comfortable throughout your time at our office.

Root Canal Aftercare

To ensure a successful outcome following root canal therapy, follow these tips: 

  • Be sure to take all medications prescribed by our dentist or his staff, including antibiotics if necessary. 
  • Brush your teeth after every meal using a soft bristle toothbrush.
  • Don't eat or drink anything hot for 24 hours after treatment. This includes coffee, tea, soup, etc. 
  • Eat soft foods that are easy to chew on the day of your appointment and avoid crunchy or hard items like nuts and chips. 
  • Avoid chewing with this tooth until you come in for a follow-up visit so we can confirm everything went well during root canal therapy.

If you have any questions about root canal therapy at our office here at Mallard Lane Dental, be sure to give us a call at (530) 622-0701! We will happily answer all your concerns as best as possible over the phone since every patient is unique and may experience different levels of discomfort following treatment.

Why Choose Mallard Lane Dental?

At Mallard Lane Dental, our team has years of experience helping patients just like you have healthy teeth for life. We work with your schedule to find a time that works best for you to come in during regular business hours or after-hours. You can trust us to provide affordable treatments while still doing the very best job possible, and our team takes pride in having happy patients who refer their friends and family members when they see how much we care about them. Root canal therapy is necessary but not something you have to live with since it doesn't hurt unless there is an infection present - call today at (530) 622-0701 to get started on treatment right away!

We are conveniently located near Placerville, CA, and offer a wide range of dental services at an affordable price. See us today if you need help getting relief from pain brought on by a cavity or injury!

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