Root Canal

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentists located in MANTECA, CA

Root Canal

When it comes to professional root canal therapy, Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California, led by Dr. Rick Tran, DDS, provides effective treatment with patient comfort in mind. Save your natural tooth from extraction and get relief from painful symptoms—schedule an appointment with Manteca Dental Care today, or conveniently book online.

Root Canal Q & A

What is root canal therapy, and why might I need it?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure aimed at treating the soft core of the tooth, also known as the dental pulp, which may become inflamed or infected due to decay, repeated dental procedures, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

At Manteca Dental Care, Dr. Tran uses root canal therapy to alleviate pain, prevent the spread of infection, and save the affected tooth from extraction.

What can I expect during a root canal procedure?

Root canal therapy typically involves one to three visits to Manteca Dental Care. Initially, Dr. Tran will perform a thorough examination, take X-rays, and confirm the need for the procedure. 

During the treatment, he will remove the affected pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and seal it. In the final step, the treated tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and to ensure it functions just like any other tooth.

Is root canal therapy painful?

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. Dr. Tran is highly experienced in performing root canals and prioritizes patient comfort throughout the procedure, using local anesthesia to numb the area and alleviate any discomfort.

What is the success rate of root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy has a high success rate and is a reliable way to save teeth that would otherwise require extraction. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can last a lifetime.

How should I care for my tooth after root canal therapy?

After a root canal procedure, it's crucial to follow Dr. Tran's aftercare instructions. This typically includes avoiding hard or crunchy foods for a few days, maintaining good oral hygiene habits, and returning to Manteca Dental Care for any necessary follow-up appointments or restorations.

Relieve tooth pain and preserve your natural smile with root canal therapy at Manteca Dental Care in Manteca, California. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tran today, or book your visit online.