Root Canals

root canals for tooth infections in Orange CAAt 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.

Common Questions about Root Canals in Orange, CA

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.

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.

Elliot Wagstaff

2018-09-07T12:03:10+00:00

Elliot Wagstaff

Very helpful and friendly staff. I love that they make your crown right there and you don't have to have a temporary tooth and wait for the permanent tooth.
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!

Robin Rodina

2018-09-07T12:04:32+00:00

Robin Rodina

My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Michelsen. As she has recently taken over this practice, we have only had a few visits with her but right off the bat, she made us feel right at ease and very comfortable with both her skill as a dentist and also her personal attention to her patients. She takes the time to get to know you, which we like. Her office staff is always very warm and inviting and never fail to greet you with a smile. I have already referred a friend and hoping we have the opportunity to refer others!
Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.

Alicia F.

2018-09-07T12:02:29+00:00

Alicia F.

Dr. Michelsen and her staff are amazing. We drive from Aliso Viejo because of the service we are provided. Thank you for taking great care of my family. We smile brighter because of you.
I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.

Jill Parkin

2018-09-07T12:02:02+00:00

Jill Parkin

I've been procrastinating on going to the dentist for a few years because I was nervous of what I might need. But after visiting with Dr. Michelsen, I found that I was worried for no reason at all. She and her staff are kind, patient, and gentle! I'm smiling because, not only are my teeth nice and healthy again, I also got my smile brightened. It looks better than I thought possible...and makes me feel happy about myself again.
Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!

Susan Olive Nuttall

2018-09-07T12:04:11+00:00

Susan Olive Nuttall

Dr. Michelsen is fantastic! She is not only a great dentist with up to date equipment, but she is very good to her patients! Glad she is here and my dentist!
Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!

Amy Willett Leon

2018-09-07T12:04:51+00:00

Amy Willett Leon

Dr. Michaelsen is amazing! My daughter has Veneers on her front teeth. One cracked this week and she is leaving on a vacation for 2 weeks! Dr. Michaelsen and her staff went above and beyond to get her in and get the tooth fixed. Dr. Michaelsen did such a beautiful job fixing her tooth. You can’t even tell that there was ever a problem. She is such an amazing talented Dentist! And her staff is terrific too!
Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

Marc Ellison

2018-09-07T12:01:40+00:00

Marc Ellison

Dr. Michelsen is a very professional, caring and considerate dentist which puts the dental health of her patients above all else. Her office will not try to upsell you on services that aren’t needed like other dental offices. Her office staff mirrors her professionalism and friendliness.

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