Root Canal

Visit Lakefront Family Dentistry for Painless Root Canal

Restore Your Gorgeous Smile with a Single Visit Treatment for Root Canals

Root canal infections require professional treatment that removes infected nerves and diseased tissue from inside the tooth. Only a qualified dentist or endodontist (dental specialist) can determine whether this type of therapy is necessary. Dr. Derek B. Hauser, DDS, has a stellar reputation across the Inland Empire as being a family dentist, performing remarkable smile transformations to patients for 20 years.

 Learn More About Root Canal Therapy and Restorative Options 

When visiting Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Hauser will personally assess any symptoms you are experiencing and perform a thorough examination of your mouth to determine the proper path of treatment.

What are Some Symptoms that Might Mean I Need a Root Canal?

There are a wide variety of symptoms, and some patients have no discomfort at all.

Possible Symptoms May Include:

  • Gums with painful inflammation and/or swelling
  • Swelling or tenderness of lymph nodes under the jaw
  • An abscess in the mouth (a pus-filled pimple)
  • Pus discharge around affected/sore area
  • Noticeable teeth discoloration
  • Severe throbbing sensation
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Chronic, foul-smelling breath
  • Trauma resulting in nerve exposure

We Wanted to Offer You an Inside Look at a Patient’s Digital X-rays on Two Teeth That Required Root Canals. The Patient is Now Pain-Free with Two Beautiful Crowns!

before root canal on left mandibular with digital x ray

before root canal on left mandibular with digital x ray

Left untreated, bacterial infection in the root may spread disease to the mouth and body. Without proper treatment, resulting damage will require a tooth extraction (which may compromise the structure and performance of remaining teeth).

Our treatment goal is to save the tooth and restore normal structure and functionality. Dr. Hauser has significant experience performing root canals and places an extremely high emphasis to ensuring the ultimate comfort for our patients during every visit to our office.

Every nook and cranny in our beautifully designed facility was planned with the comfort of your entire family in mind. We provide a calming atmosphere with ambience that helps our patients relax to reduce any feelings of anxiety. All exam rooms feature high-end A-dec chairs and equipment. Widely known in the medical community, A-dec chairs and equipment are consistently voted as “best in class” and rated #1 for overall quality by 60% of dentists.

How are Infections of Root Canals Treated?

Damage caused by cavities, cracks in enamel, and extensive teeth decay make it possible for infectious microorganisms to enter through the mouth. Once inside, this infectious bacteria moves through the canal and to the jawbone, causing damage to the pulp (area in center of tooth containing nerves and tissues).

In order to properly treat the infection and ensure maximum comfort, Dr. Hauser first uses a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. Once completely comfortable, his Registered Dental Assistant in Extended Function Level II and Dental Assistant help keep the area dry and prevent saliva or other debris from invading any exposed areas.

Referring to x-rays taken before the procedure, Dr. Hauser uses this critical data to help pinpoint areas of infection. Most teeth have one or two canals, but a root canal molar may have up to four, depending on the  person’s mouth structure.

after root canal is completed on two teeth as seen in digital x ray

after root canal is completed on two teeth as seen in digital x ray

Steps to Root Canal Therapy:

  • A small opening is made in the surface enamel that gives access to infected roots and nerves.
  • Small dental files are used to remove the entire nerve and all infectious bacteria.
  • Medication and sealant materials are used to restore structure and prevent re-infection.
  • The tooth is prepared for a permanent dental restoration.
  • You will be relaxed, lying back in a chair that feels like a beautiful home recliner, with staff that makes you comfortable and happy the entire time!
after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life

after crowns are seated on both teeth and are abscess and pain free for life

What Are My Restorative Treatment Options?

Lakefront Family Dentistry specializes in restoring beautiful smiles to patients in Riverside County. Dr. Hauser has spent 20 years perfecting and practicing advanced cosmetic dentistry techniques we use to create amazing dental transformations for many of our patients.

In line with our commitment to unparalleled, premium care, our state-of-the-art facility has in-house equipment that gives our patients an added convenience of same-day services. In most cases, we can complete treatment and place permanent restorative treatments all in one day.

Here are some restorative options we may recommend, depending on the condition and location of the affected tooth, as well as your budget.

Restorative Option #1

CEREC Porcelain Crowns, Veneers or Bridges

Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art CEREC technology we routinely use to create flawless porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges that are made from durable, high-quality porcelain. Only 6% of dentists in the nation are qualified to use CEREC, and Dr. Hauser is one of only a few dentists in the Inland Empire using this advanced technology.

New porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges are custom colored to match your natural teeth and can last 10 years or more.

Dr. Hauser Also Did a Root Canal on One of This Patient’s Teeth, as Well as a Dental Implant and all New CEREC Teeth. The Results are Absolutely Beautiful.

Root Canal and CEREC Crowns

Restorative Option #2

White Fillings

White fillings are made using a composite material that is custom colored to blend with your natural tooth. We may recommend this option to restore teeth with minimal decay and loss of structure. Structurally sound molar teeth are often good candidates for white composite fillings.

We are fully committed to achieving 100% patient satisfaction at Lakefront Family Dentistry. Regardless of the dental condition or treatment needed to bring back a gorgeous smile, we strive to exceed your expectations by providing a painless, relaxing experience during your visit.

Please call us at (951) 244-9495 to discuss options for a root canal treatment ,as well as the best dental restorative options. You may also make an appointment online today. You will receive a prompt call back during business hours from of our friendly staff. We will be happy to answer any questions and help schedule an appointment.