Root Canal Treatment in Poway

Gateway Dentistry

At Gateway Dentistry, you can turn a painful tooth infection to a pain-relieving treatment. Let our dentist in Poway take care of your root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment can help you relieve pain and discomfort, as well as save your teeth. If you live in the Poway area and are experiencing tooth pain, root canal treatment in Poway may be the solution for you.

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How Do You Know If You Need Root Canal Treatment?

As the term implies, a root canal specifically has to do with the hollow part in your tooth that houses the dental pulp. If an infection in your tooth has gone deeper than the surface and starts to get into this dental pulp, you’ll likely experience a lot of pain.

But it is also important to note that your dentist may recommend a root canal even if you aren’t experiencing pain. It simply has to do with how deep the infection has gone into the tooth as the depth of infection requires different procedures. If you’re wondering whether you need a root canal or not, we recommend you visit our office at Gateway Dentistry of Poway and we’ll get a full dental examination done to determine what you need.

How does the treatment work?

A root canal procedure works by removing the infected areas in the tooth’s core. The dental pulp is removed, and oftentimes so are the roots. This prevents further spread of infection.

In order to complete the root canal, the space created by removing the pulp is filled with inert material and the tooth is sealed. We then apply a color-matched filling or crown to further strengthen and protect the tooth.

This means that regardless of where the tooth is located, a crown can be used, and it will blend in with the surrounding teeth. Patients throughout the Poway area appreciate how natural their tooth looks once the procedure is complete.

Root Canal Versus Extraction

After your root canal treatment in Poway, discomfort and sensitivity can be seen to fade away within a few days, providing you follow the instructions from your dentist. This will vary depending on patient, and it’s best to consult your dentist directly about this.

To learn more about root canal treatments in Poway call Gateway Dentistry and schedule an appointment.

What About Discomfort?

We help our root canal patients in Poway with sedation dentistry to keep the patient as comfortable as possible. We can eliminate both discomfort and anxiety during the procedure.

Our dental staff are expert at painless dentistry and ensuring that patients experience minimal discomfort during their dental treatments.


The procedure may vary depending on your exact circumstance, however the following are the general steps your dentist in Poway will take. Your dentist will apply a local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure. He will then remove everything within the root canal (the dental pulp).

Next your dentist will clean and reshape this hollow section of tooth using tiny files and irrigation tools. Following this the hollow space will be filled with a rubber like material and sealed with an adhesive cement. A temporary filling then gets placed to close the tooth.

At this point, all pain associated with the tooth will be gone as the nerves causing the pain will be removed and the infection eradicated.

On a follow up visit, your dentist will remove the temporary filling and replace it with a crown or filling, which will strengthen your tooth so that it can be used just like an ordinary tooth.

To learn more about root canal treatments in Poway call Gateway Dentistry and schedule an appointment.

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