Root Canal Therapy in Vista, CA

Before the advent of root canal therapy, decay and infection of the soft tissue (blood vessels, nerves) in the internal cavity/canal in the root of the tooth, often resulted in the extraction and loss of the tooth. Using Root Canal Therapy, it is now possible to save an infected tooth and hence to obviate the need for further corrective treatment such as implants and false teeth to replace extracted missing teeth.

Root Canal Therapy is a two-stage process that (i) entails the cleaning and filling of the infected canal and (ii) securely covering the exposed top of the tooth with a crown to prevent future decay or infection. Typical signs and symptoms of infection are a severe toothache, sensitivity to hot foods and beverages, tenderness and swelling of the gums. Root Canal Therapy is a very effective treatment that usually lasts a lifetime but may require further treatment.

Signs and symptoms:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present
  • Swelling and/or tenderness
  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth

For any questions or concerns, call Vista Dental Care & Specialty Center at (760) 630-5000 to speak to a root canal therapy specialist at our Vista office.


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When you make us your Dentist in Vista, you will experience all that modern dentistry has to offer, including a comprehensive list of general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to meet the needs of the whole family. This includes dental implants, teeth whitening, root canal therapy, and many other types of general dentistry procedures. Our goal is to assist each patient in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Some of the services we provide include:

Cleanings & Exams
Sealants & Fluoride
Root Canal Therapy
Periodontal Treatments
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Colored Fillings
Crowns & Bridges
Porcelain Veneers
Dental Implants

We’re located at:

138 Civic Center Dr Ste 115
Vista, CA 92084