Root Canals

root canals for tooth infections in Orange CA

Root Canals in Orange

At Michelsen Dental in Orange, CA, we don’t want our patients to be anxious about root canals. We will make the process as comfortable as possible, making sure that you can relax during your treatment. Our team will do everything they can to save your tooth, get rid of your pain, and give you the exceptional service you deserve. Also serving nearby Tustin.

Common Questions about Root Canals

What Is Endodontics?

Endodontics are concerned with the inside of the teeth, meaning the roots of the tooth and any issues associated with them. Instead of pulling your tooth when the root has gone bad, we want to get rid of the infection and decay and save as much of the natural tooth as we can.

Why Get a Root Canal?

If you have a tooth infection or a toothache, a root canal can get rid of your infection and may save your tooth from needing to be extracted. Many patients also experience an abscessed tooth in their lifetime. Abscessed teeth can cause extreme pain, and this means your tooth needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.

What If I’m Anxious?

We know a root canal can cause anxiety in some patients. We offer sedation dentistry to help you feel more relaxed at your visit. Our oral sedation method allows you to feel more comfortable while staying awake so you can communicate with the dentist when necessary.

The root canal procedure follows these steps:

  • Dr. Michelsen will administer local anesthetic around the tooth, along with oral sedation if needed.
  • The infected pulp is removed, and the root and inside of the tooth get a deep cleaning to clear away any bacteria.
  • Once the tooth is completely dry, the open area is filled with synthetic tooth replacement.
  • The last step is to get a crown ready for you that will blend in with your natural teeth.

Our CEREC Option

toothache in Orange CA root canal treatmentWe have a CEREC machine in office, and after your root canal, you can have a permanent crown ready for you in the same appointment. We offer crowns with a natural look and fit, so no one can tell you have a crown in your mouth.

Schedule an Appointment With Us!

Our goal at Michelsen Dental is to make sure you are pain-free and that your smile looks and functions the way you want it to. We don’t want you to be afraid to smile! Schedule an appointment with us to see what we can do for you. Give us a call if you live in Orange or nearby Tustin, CA.

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