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Root Canal Therapy

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Riverside, CA

Root Canal Therapy at Hon Van Cao, DDS in Riverside, CA

Root canal therapy is a procedure that is performed to remove infected or damaged tissue from inside a tooth. This treatment is necessary when the pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth, becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, trauma, or other factors. At Hon Van Cao, DDS in Riverside, CA, we offer root canal therapy as a safe and effective way to preserve damaged teeth and restore your oral health.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy has several benefits, including:

  • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy can relieve the pain caused by an infected or damaged tooth. Most patients experience little to no pain during the procedure, and the relief of pain after the treatment is completed can be significant.
  • Save Your Tooth: Root canal therapy can save your natural tooth from extraction. This allows you to keep your natural smile and maintain normal chewing and speaking abilities.
  • Prevent Further Infection: Root canal therapy removes the infected or damaged pulp and seals the root canal, preventing further infection and decay.

Why Choose Hon Van Cao, DDS for Root Canal Therapy?

At Hon Van Cao, DDS, we understand that root canal therapy can be a daunting procedure for many patients. That’s why we strive to provide a comfortable and stress-free environment for our patients.

Here are some reasons why you should choose us for your root canal therapy:

  • Expertise: Dr. Cao has over 20 years of experience performing root canal therapy and other endodontic procedures. He has treated thousands of patients and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: Our practice is equipped with the latest technology, including digital imaging and electronic records. This allows us to diagnose and treat complex cases with greater accuracy and precision.
  • Personalized Care: We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. We also offer sedation options to help you feel more comfortable during the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canal Therapy

How long does root canal therapy take?

The length of the procedure depends on the complexity of the case, but most root canal therapy procedures can be completed in one to two visits.

Is root canal therapy painful?

Most patients report feeling little to no pain during the procedure. Local anesthesia is used to numb the affected area, and we also offer sedation options to help you feel more comfortable.

What happens after the root canal therapy?

After the procedure, you may experience some soreness and swelling, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You should avoid eating hard or chewy foods for a few days after the treatment.

Is root canal therapy expensive?

The cost of root canal therapy varies depending on the extent of the damage and the complexity of the case. However, it is often less expensive than tooth extraction and replacement with a bridge, implant, or denture.

If you have any other questions or concerns about root canal therapy or would like to schedule a consultation with our experienced endodontist, please contact our office in Riverside, CA. We look forward to helping you restore your oral health and maintain a beautiful, healthy smile.