Root Canal Treatment in Encinitas CA

Dr.Baha has over 20 years of experience of performing root canals throughout his dental career. While root canals may seem intimidating, Millennium Dental in Encinitas promises to make this necessary evil as pain free as possible for every patient.

Do I need a root canal? What are the symptoms?

If you experience any of the symptoms described below we would recommend you see a dentist for an evaluation because you may need a root canal:

  • If you have a tender or swollen gum
  • A tooth that is painful especially when touched
  • If your tooth is sensitive to hot and cold
  • A tooth that is damaged
  • If you experience throbbing tooth pain

What causes the need for a root canal?

There are a number of reasons why one may end up with a root canal. The most common causes of needing a root canal are:

  • Large carries and deep recurrent decay (developed under an existing restoration) close to the nerve
  • Nerve damage due to physical trauma (i.e. fall from a bike)
  • Nerve damage due to sinus infection
  • Large filling or other restoration may cause sensitivity to the nerve

Do I need a root canal crown?

The crown or another type of dental restoration is required to complete the care of the compromised tooth. As a specialist, Dr. Baha’s practice is limited to only endodontics. The restorative part of the treatment, i.e. crown or any type of filling, will be completed by your general dentist. If you do not have one, Dr. Baha will refer you to a top-rated dentist to restore your tooth.

Can I get a root canal crown deal?

If you do not have a general dentist Dr. Baha’s team will be happy to assist you with determining the cost of the entire treatment, including crown, if you opt to work with one of Dr. Baha’s referring general dentists. All the finance questions can be settled through our knowledgeable treatment coordinator at your first visit.

Does the root canal hurt?

Depending on the severity of the infection there may be discomfort and sometimes pain. Dr. Baha and his assistant work hard to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your procedure and undergo painless root canal procedure, as evident from many reviews left by his happy patients.