Root Canals

Root Canals in El Cajon, CA

Root canals are one of the most common treatments for restoring a tooth. If you haven’t had one before, chances are you know someone who has. While there has been a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding root canals, which have only caused unnecessary fear and confusion, it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction. Our dentist Dr. Yara Soto knows that when it comes to root canals, patients want to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible throughout the treatment process. Here’s what you might want to know about root canals:

Root canals are actually pretty quick
When you hear about root canals, it really sounds like a lengthy process, doesn’t it? However, it really isn’t as intensive as it seems. In fact, root canals today usually take no more than two hours and the procedure itself is really no more invasive than getting a tooth filled.

Root canals don’t kill the tooth
Sometimes, dental decay can become so severe that it actually kills the tooth; however, root canals are simply meant to remove the infected pulp from the center of the tooth and fill the dental cavity. This helps to stop the spread of infection, which actually saves the tooth, not kills it.

Root canals have a high success rate
When infection, decay, or damage to a tooth impacts the dental pulp, the only option is to perform a root canal. Luckily, root canals have a notoriously high success rate, with 95 percent of them lasting a whole lifetime. How’s that for stamina?

Root canals don’t cause pain
Especially with all the stories out there, you might not be completely convinced about this fact; however, the source of the pain comes from the infection alone. Root canals are actually performed to relieve the pain you feel. If you’re experiencing dental pain, you should call our dental office right away. Never ignore dental pain.


Whether it’s time for your six-month checkup or you’re noticing some uncomfortable dental symptoms,
it’s never a bad time to call Dr. Soto and the team at Bella Dental Group in El Cajon, CA.
If you’re interested in finding out more about root canals, we would be happy to assist you. Call us today at (619) 444-6157!