Non Surgical Root Canal

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after root canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will root canal treatment cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Modern Smiles Dental Care

5 out of 5 stars based on 8 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have dental PTSD and was very hesitant to believe the other 5 star reviews of this place. However, I was completely blown away. Do not judge a book by its cover. The parking lot in front of the office is not the most amazing place. I had already thought that I would not like the place from the outside. I was so wrong and surprised. My experience was AMAZING! Not only were the staff and Dr. Malhotra very friendly, they were human. I was treated like a human being, not some lab rat. And they were human - they wanted to talk to me and tell me about themselves. Also, everything that was being done to my mouth - was EXPLAINED! I could not believe how thorough and interesting it was to understand what was going on. There is a screen above the patient seat where one is shown all the Xrays, the imaging, and the diagrams of one's own mouth. I could not believe how exciting it was to see my teeth and have all my problems explained to me. How is it that all my previous dentists thought it would be a good idea to just give recommendations and keep all their patients in the dark!? I have never had such a great time at a dental office. Also, Dr. Malhotra could sense when I was in pain and made sure to adjust her instruments to make sure I was comfortable. I felt that she is a natural teacher and approaches patients like she would students. She teaches in a non-judgemental way that makes one feel calm. I cannot believe she helped me learn so much about my mouth. I am definitely going back to this place while I live in the area.

- Kara L

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I initial went to Dr. Sarita for Modern Smiles introductory special. The examine and evaluation were completed extremely professionally and the condition of my teeth and gums discussed with me in detail. The cleaning was thorough and painless. I was so impressed that I immediately made an appointment for the filling of two cavities that were found. I would highly recommend Dr. Sarita for her professionalism, her skills at interacting with patients and the quality of her care. Her assistant Megan was also very professional and friendly.

- John A

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Dr. Sarita is wonderful. She knows what she's doing and can explain it in a way that makes sense. She cares abut her patients. Her office is state-of-the-art. This was my first visit, and I'm going back for two-follow up procedures, something I had been putting off for years due to bad experiences with previous dentists.

- Judith C

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Dr Sarita is amazing!! She explained kindly all the steps and process, she s very gentle, and let you in control. And I did not feel anything. I felt safe! Thank you !

- Anais G

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My mother visited Dr. Malhotra to resolve some mouth pain she had been experiencing. Dr. Malhotra identified and resolved the issues in one visit. My mother, herself a retired dentist, was very impressed with the quality of Dr. Malhotra's work. She was at ease and very relaxed under the care of Dr. Malhotra and her staff.

- Sandip B

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My first visit to Dr. Malhotra’s office was great! she was very nice and friendly. She and her staff made me feel very welcome and comfortable. Throughout the treatment she made sure I was comfortable, she was very gentle, I did not even know how fast my appointment was done. Watching Netflix on the chair TV was entertaining. Best experience I’ve had going to a dentist in a long time!

- Brent M

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AMAZING dentist and dental office! Dr. Malhotra is very professional and nice, the office was flexible with scheduling, genuinely concerned with their patients, office is vey modern and new, it has new dental instruments and machines too, it was just an all around great experience. Dr. Malhotra is very friendly and patient, she listened to all my concerns before giving me options. I will be back to see them for my treatment. I would definitely recommend to friends.

- Debbie R

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Great new state of the art office, Dr Malhotra is very caring and kind! She explained everything and was very gentle and always making sure that I was't in pain. Very attentive and excellent care. So glad found this place. Would highly recommend !!

- Lauren G

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