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Root Canal Therapy – Salinas, CA

Fast Relief for Hurting Teeth

Man in need of root canal in Salinas

Unfortunately, teeth can’t heal themselves like the rest of your body. That means if you have a toothache, it likely won’t go away on its own. In fact, it’s likely to get worse if left untreated! If your tooth is painful and infected, we may be able to save it from extraction with root canal therapy in Salinas. Our own Dr. Raissi is a member of the American Association of Endodontists and has 22 years of experience providing comfortable, fast relief for hurting teeth. If you have a toothache, it’s time to give us a call to get the care you deserve!

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Highlighted X-ray of a toothache in Salinas

Some of the most common warning signs that you may need root canal therapy include:

  • Throbbing toothache
  • Sharp pain when biting down
  • Lingering tooth sensitivity
  • Suddenly numb tooth
  • Gums that are swollen, red, or have a small bump on them

However, the only way to know for sure if you need root canal therapy is to come visit Dr. Rassi for an evaluation.

The Root Canal Process

Digital illustration of root canal therapy in Salinas

Many people are afraid of root canals because they’ve heard they’re painful. However, when completed by a seasoned professional like Dr. Raissi, you have nothing to worry about! We’ll use powerful numbing medication and offer various dental sedation options to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your treatment. In fact, most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that getting a root canal is no worse than getting a large filling!

Once we’ve numbed your mouth with a local anesthetic and that you’re comfortable, Dr. Raissi will start by making a small hole in your enamel to access the inside of your tooth. From there, he’ll carefully remove any damaged, decayed, or infected tissue and sanitize the area to eliminate any bacteria. Then, the tooth will be filled and we’ll place a dental crown over it to restore its strength and prevent future infections.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

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When you visit us for a consultation and meet our experienced and compassionate team, you’ll see that root canal therapy is nothing to be afraid of. Plus, when you get root canal therapy, you will enjoy benefits like:

  • Fast, effective pain relief: You’ll be able to eat, talk, and go about daily life without tooth pain.
  • Keep all your natural teeth: Root canal therapy can help you avoid needing a tooth extraction, as well as the extra time, money, and long-term care that comes with them.
  • Protect your other teeth and overall health: Not only is leaving a toothache untreated painful, but it can pose a threat to your other teeth and even your overall health.
  • Enjoy beautiful and durable results: Root canal therapy is extremely successful and thanks to the beautiful, custom-made crown atop your repaired tooth, you can count on your smile to stay healthy and protected for many years to come.
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