Root Canal Therapy in Laguna Hills

Restore Infected Teeth

Root Canal Therapy

An infected tooth can cause serious pain and discomfort, and can keep you from enjoying your day-to-day life. Infection can be caused by severe decay or an oral injury, and at Stan Kimball DDS, we offer gentle root canal therapy to get you out of pain and restore you’ll smile. After your treatment, you’ll be able to smile, chew, and speak again with carefree ease.

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About 15 million root canals are performed every year, making them one of the most common dental treatments in America.

Root canal treatment is virtually painless with powerful numbing agents, and the procedure can be completed in under an hour.

Root canal therapy has a success rate of above 95%.

85% of root canals can last a lifetime with proper oral care.

With our wide range of patient resources including payment and financing options, we make it easy to get the treatment you need.

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About 15 million root canals are performed every year, making them one of the most common dental treatments in America

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Root canal treatment is virtually painless with powerful numbing agents, and the procedure can be completed in under an hour.

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Root canal therapy has a success rate of above 95%.

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85% of root canals can last a lifetime with proper oral care.

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With our wide range of patient resources including payment and financing options, we make it easy to get the treatment you need.

What Is a Root Canal?

Restoring & Treating Infected Teeth

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to disinfect, preserve, and restore infected teeth. A tooth infection occurs when the outer layers (enamel and dentin) of your tooth are destroyed by bacteria, and the vulnerable pulp inside the tooth becomes irritated and inflamed. Most commonly, this happens as the result of an untreated cavity that has weakened the outside of your tooth. However, oral injuries that crack or damage teeth can also result in an infection if you do not get treatment immediately. 

When your tooth is infected, a root canal is used to clean and save it. A small hole is opened up in the tooth, then the infected material inside is removed. The tooth is then filled and covered up with a crown.

Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?

Common Misconceptions About Root Canals

One of the most common myths about root canal therapy is that it is very painful. In fact, root canals are only about as invasive as having a filling placed, and we use powerful numbing agents to keep you comfortable during the entire treatment.

Root canals are the best way to eliminate the pain of an infected tooth. Toothaches are a very common symptom of infected teeth, and they can be unbearably painful. A root canal will remove the damaged pulp causing the toothache and allow you to get back to your day-to-day life.

What to Expect

The Root Canal Process

The entire root canal process typically takes between 1-2 hours. First, your mouth will be cleaned and numbed, and your infected tooth will be isolated with a dental dam to prevent bacteria from spreading. 

Next, Dr. Kimball will use specialized dental tools to remove any infected enamel from your tooth. Once this process has been completed, the tooth will be flushed and disinfected, then filled with a rubber-like material called “gutta-percha”. This material is used to replace the pulp and protect the tooth’s structure. The tooth will then be filled or capped with a crown to complete the treatment.

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