What happens when a tooth becomes infected or develops an abscess? Instead of delaying treatment and risking tooth loss, we can perform an endodontic treatment to address the issue. There are a number of benefits of root canal therapy. Find out how this procedure can protect your smile.

4 Reasons to Receive a Root Canal

1. Root canal procedures help prevent tooth loss: When a tooth becomes infected, the infection can eventually cause the tooth to die and then spread to other teeth and the jawbone itself. A root canal allows the doctor to open the tooth and remove the infected tissue. We can then clean the inside of the tooth and root canals. After placing a filling material, we complete the procedure by add a dental crown.

2. The procedure can stop toothaches: One of the more common symptoms of a dental infection is a toothache. Other warning signs include pain when chewing, fever, swelling around the tooth, and bad breath. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment with a dental professional as soon as possible.

3. The procedure is comfortable: Most patients compare this procedure to receiving a filling. To make sure our patients feel relaxed and comfortable we always begin by administering a local anesthetic. If the patient feels nervous we can also provide sedation to help him/her enter a relaxed state.

4. Your teeth look natural afterward: We finish the procedure by adding a crown to the tooth. Made from porcelain, a crown is strong and completely covers the visible portion of the tooth. The restoration will protect the tooth from further infection and blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.


With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.