Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

tooth after endodontic treatment What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Central Coast Endodontics - Daniel J. Pierre DDS MS INC

5 out of 5 stars based on 23 Root Canal Treatment reviews.

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The visit overall was very pleasant and the staff as well as Dr Pierre were very kind, courteous and helpful! I was very pleased to have been able to be seen so quickly after my initial contact with the office.

- Mara C

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i think dr. pierre is the most gentle root canal dentist on this peninsula. igive him 5 stars for everythig but mostly for listening. very few dentists an doctors listen anymore but he really does. thank-you dr. pierre and staff for all of your help and kindness.

- margaret d

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I found Central Coast Endodontics very professional and easy to do business with. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Pierre to my family and friends!

- Paula O

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I was lucky you were available when I needed the root canal . All went well

- gary h

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I am very pleased with Dr. Daniel J Pierre and his office stuff. We need more Doctors like Doctor Pierre. Thank you

- Hilda S

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All I can do is echo the many positive comments I've seen about your office elsewhere. I was really nervous about my first root canal, and it was much less difficult than feared (really nothing I'd call pain whatsoever). Now maybe that would have been the case at another endodontist's office too, but the fact is that the thoughtfulness and kindness shown by Dr. Pierre and all of his staff made a huge difference to me. As others have also mentioned, Dr. Pierre even calls you on the evening after the procedure to make sure you're doing OK. How many doctors do anything like that any more?

- Jon A

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I am very happy Dr Ishii refered me here everyone is awesome Dr Pierre was amazing thank you all I will definetly refer anyone here!

- Mary P

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Wonderful experience, thank you!

- Lori H

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Great staff great service Thank you Dr Pierre

- Lorena Z

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Thank you for squeezing me in and for gentle spirit and kindness with the pain I was experiencing.

- Jodi B

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Thank you for the fast courteous service, especially on short notice

- Chris O

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Easiest and most painless root canal I've experienced

- Jean W

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The service here really is exceptional. Doctor Pierre and his staff go above and beyond to ensure the treatment is done properly and in a comfortable environment.

- John S

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Very well taken care of!

- Sandra B

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I really had a very relaxing time at their office while I was receiving treatment. And I would highly recommend this Dentist and his staff they are wonderful!

- Monique A

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I would recommend Dr. Pierre and staff to anyone.

- Lovejoy K

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Great in every respect.

- Alexis A

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Very happy with the total office. Dr and staff are excellant

- Rosie B

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Extremely pleased with the entire procedure. Especially with their concern for me as a patient. ess

- Mary Jo C

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This was not what I expected. Down to earth staff, and the Doctor was very informative. I went to western dental last week. This was the complete opposite.

- Oscar S

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