This post from Marcos Ortega DDS in San Diego addresses one of the most feared dental procedures: the root canal. If you find out you need a root canal, don’t panic. When we recommend this procedure, it’s to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. Why do people fear root canals? Simple: they have […]
Since teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, it’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded of this when we have a toothache, or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. At Marcos Ortega […]
When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a difficult choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by completing a root canal or to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant in San Diego. There are several factors that affect this choice. These include […]
When an endodontist, oral surgeon, or cosmetic dentist in San Diego performs a root canal, the dead or diseased pulp is taken out, the space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Marcos Ortega DDS, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our San Diego dentistry patients and many report minimal discomfort.
In San Diego, California a dentist’s office is sometimes seen as a painful and scary place. Marcos Ortega DDS located at 306 Walnut Ave., Suite 25 San Diego, California 92103 tries to discourage that image with a very comfortable and friendly staff and a qualified dentist. However, endodontic therapy, a dental procedure commonly known as a root canal, still carries a strong association with pain that sometimes keeps people from regularly visiting the dentist and tending optimally to their oral health.