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Root Canals Elk Grove, CA

Root Canal Therapy

Deep tooth infections can result in pain and discomfort. They can also put affected teeth at risk for loss without general dental care. If you have severe tooth pain, there may be an infection present. Our dental team at Laguna West Dental Care offers root canal therapy that removes diseased tooth material, relieving pain and preventing the loss of your tooth.

Teeth are comprised of layers. The outer enamel protects the softer dentin that surrounds the inner roots of the teeth. When decay or bacteria penetrate the outer enamel and reach the inner pulp of the tooth, the inner roots can become infected. Inflammation can cause pain when it irritates the tooth nerves, and if left untreated, the tooth can die. Root canal therapy is often the only option to save a tooth once it becomes painfully infected, removing the diseased or infected material inside the tooth.

Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!

To stop infected tooth pain, a root canal procedure is used to remove the diseased pulp and disinfect the interior of tooth roots. During a root canal, the roots are accessed through the top of the tooth, and the diseased pulp and nerves are removed. The interior of the roots are disinfected to stop the infection, then repacked with sterile material. The tooth is resealed, and a dental crown is placed over the weakened tooth to protect it from further damage. The pain is stopped, and the tooth is restored to health, preventing loss.

Root canals are often equated with tooth pain. The truth is that root canal therapy stops the pain and is the best way to save an infected tooth. Our dental team at Laguna West Dental Care ensures that patients are comfortable and experience as little discomfort as possible during root canal procedures. If you have severe tooth pain, contact us today to schedule an exam to determine whether root canal therapy or another treatment is needed.

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Our Patient Reviews

Laguna West Dental Care


Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!