Root Canals/Endodontics

In the case of significant tooth infection, Dr. Gonzalez may recommend root canal therapy (also known as endodontic therapy). Root canal therapy is an effective treatment option because it allows us to save the tooth without removing healthy tooth structure or negatively affecting the surrounding teeth. Dr. Gonzalez may recommend root canal therapy in the presence of:

  • An infection or abscess
  • Pulp decay (decay inside the tooth’s living tissue)
  • Significant trauma or injury

In many cases, root canal therapy can be completed in just two visits to our office in Chula Vista. After the root canal is complete, Dr. Gonzalez will place a custom dental crown over the treated tooth for protection and aesthetics. Please contact our dentist today if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in the mouth. We will be happy to help you decide if root canal therapy is right for you and get you on the road to optimal oral health and comfort.