Root Canal Treatment

At North County Health Services we make it our priority to help all of our patients across southern California get the medical and dental treatment that they need to live a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re an individual or taking care of an entire family, we provide a myriad of services to help every type of patient get what they need.

At NCHS, one of our aims is to provide you with premium dental service without an inflated cost. We provide a wide range of dental care services to help our patients not only develop healthy oral hygiene habits, but to also provide you with additional dental services that manage more complicated dental complications, like root canals.

You can contact us today to learn more about our dental care services and how we can help you and your family live a healthy lifestyle.

Root Canal Procedure

At North County Health Services, we have general dentists who can help you with decisions regarding endodontic or root canal treatment.  Endodontic services that we provide consist primarily of root canals for anterior teeth and pulpal therapy for baby teeth.  Most posterior teeth are referred to a specialist.  Root canal procedure is a dental process that can save your tooth when the pulp (a soft tissue underneath the layers of white enamel and dentin) becomes infected or inflamed. This procedure itself is done to the inside of the tooth to help eliminate or prevent future decay.

An inflamed or infected pulp can be caused by many factors, including deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, faulty crowns, cracks or chips in the tooth, trauma, and more. Delaying root canal treatment when the pulp of your tooth is infected or inflamed, the more discomfort you may find yourself in, and the may result in a less successful prognosis.

The root canal procedure is designed to be comfortable for the patient. We do our best to make the root canal process as painless and comfortable as possible, and could be compared to having a tooth filling procedure. The root canal procedure involves carefully removing the infected or inflamed pulp, cleaning the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it with a rubber-like substance called “gutta-percha.” The tooth will then be topped with a crown or permanent filling for added protection against decay.

Patients who are getting their first root canal may be concerned about whether or not their tooth will function as normal. Root canal treatment is designed to alleviate the problem inside the tooth and restore it as close as possible to its original state. In most cases the root canal procedure will allow you to continue eating and smiling just as you would have had before the procedure.

Root Canal Treatment

Available Locations for Root Canal Treatment

Finding a local health center that can do root canals and other routine dental service is easy at North County Health Services. Check out our health centers that specialize in dental care services below.

If you need any extra help with directions to our locations or have questions about our dental services, we encourage you to give us a call! We’ll be happy to help.

Let us at North County Health Services help you get or keep your healthy smile. We have been helping patients and their families develop and sustain healthy dental hygiene habits throughout their life with routine checkups and other dental care services that we provide at our locations.

Contact us to get started with our dental care services. We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions about dental care and can get you set up with one of our dental experts.