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.

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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. 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, in most instances, a post and core are placed for support. Then, a crown is placed on your tooth to prevent it from fracturing. 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.

Alexia R. Lucero, DDS

5 out of 5 stars based on 13 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews

Patient Review By Jen R

Dr Lucero is great! My family has been coming here for years and she’s a wonderful doctor. We feel very comfortable with Dr Lucero, she is a great listener and very intelligent and informed. I appreciate her willingness to explain procedures so I feel relaxed.

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Patient Review By Mikki C

Always great service when I come for my treatment. Dr. Lucero and her staff are accommodating and kind every time I have an appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Lucero!

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Patient Review By Dolline G

I travel from Auburn, California to be in her dental chair. I’ve surch for closer dental care and have been disappointed with what I’ve found. So I’ll travel hours and miles to come back her to see Alexia Lucero.

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Patient Review By Jeff B

I had Dental bonding that changed my smile! I am so happy with how it turned out!!

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Patient Review By Jeff B

Very satisfied.

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Patient Review By Adriana W

They are an amazing group that makes our family feel so welcome every time we come. In addition to being great about regular appts (cleanings) they have been great during my clear braces process. And wow, what a difference! Thank you Dr. Lucero and staff!!!

- Adriana W

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Patient Review By Barbara S

Once you come to dr Lucero you will wonder how you did not find her sooner

- Barbara S

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Patient Review By Barbara S

Have been with dr. Lucero for decades. The best dentist I have ever had. She is excellent and makes it a pleasure to come to her office.

- Barbara S

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Patient Review By Barry H

If going to the Dentist is not your thing they could possibly change your mind. I actually enjoy coming in.

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Patient Review By Christopher J

The results of getting the implant have been amazing. I previously had a bridge and it finally broke after about 25 years. Dr. Lucero walked me through the options of replacing the bridge or getting an implant. I am so glad that I did the implant. It acts just like a natural tooth and I can feel no difference eating on the implant and my other teeth. Dr. Lucero had me whiten my teeth before ordering the implant crown. The overall effect was that all my teeth matched in color. Dr. Lucero did not do the surgery. She worked closely with an oral surgeon collegue, even showing up to discuss the procedure with the surgeon and me. The overall experience was well coordinated and I felt like I was working with a team. I would recommend this office and this procedure. It's like having a natural tooth.

- Christopher J

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Patient Review By Rosa P

Love that dentist so much

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Patient Review By Denielle F

I was made to feel comfortable and my worries put at ease.

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Patient Review By Diane w

I came to Dr. Lucero's office with a broken tooth. I was taken in promptly and fitted with a temporary crown allowing me to enjoy Christmas dinner! Jenelle in the front office is pleasant, kind and very knowledgeable about the services being provided. Yesenia, dental assistant is calm and efficient. Ashley, hygienist has painlessly performed root planing and scaling stopping the progression of my gingivitis. She is a magician when it comes to periodontal maintenance. I am happy with my dental fillings, crowns, teeth cleaning and Zoom whiting procedure. I am very grateful to Dr. Lucero and her staff. I doubt I'll ever find a dentist who compares.

- Diane w

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