Root Canal Therapy

Pain-Free Root Canals

Everything About

Root Canals In Sacramento

Why Choose Smile Time Dental?


At Smile Time Dental, we understand that root canals can be a source of anxiety for many patients. Our dedicated team is committed to providing exceptional root canal treatments, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout the entire process. Our state-of-the-art facility and experienced professionals make us the top choice for root canal therapy in the Sacramento area. Our experienced team at Smile Time Dental is focused on making your root canal experience as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

Root Canal Procedure


Following the initial examination, the endodontist will assess your dental x-ray, gums, teeth, and bone structure to determine if a root canal is necessary. If treatment is required, a plan will be discussed, and a separate appointment will be scheduled for the root canal procedure.

Although the prospect of undergoing a root canal procedure might seem daunting, rest assured that our experienced team performs this dental surgery routinely. We are committed to providing a calming environment to alleviate any concerns. To begin, a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area completely. A dental dam, a small protective sheet, will be placed around the tooth to keep it clean and shielded from bacteria. Once everything is prepared, the endodontist will initiate the surgical process by creating a small opening in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp chamber and root canals for thorough cleaning.

The endodontist will remove the diseased pulp surrounding the tooth’s nerve. Afterward, the tooth’s pulp chamber will be cleaned, medicated, and sealed. A dental crown will be used to fortify and safeguard the tooth. Once the area is clean and properly shaped, a biocompatible material will be inserted, and a temporary filling will be applied to seal the tooth. You will need to return to our practice within a few weeks for the placement of a permanent crown, which will offer enhanced protection for the tooth.

Same Day/Emergency Root Canals 


At Smile Time Dental, we understand that dental emergencies can be sudden, severe, and sometimes quite alarming. That’s why we are proud to offer same day/emergency root canal services to our valued patients. When you are in unbearable pain or your dental health is at risk, we step up to provide immediate, professional assistance. With our skilled dental team at your service, you don’t have to suffer through a sleepless night or risk further damage to your teeth. Using advanced dental technology, we perform root canal treatments with precision and speed, all while ensuring your comfort and peace of mind. We consider your urgent needs our top priority and are fully equipped to deliver high-quality, compassionate care when you need it most. With Smile Time Dental’s same day/emergency root canal services, you can trust that your smile is always in good hands.

Signs You Need A Root Canal

Schedule a consultation if you experience:

  • Sharp pain when biting or chewing
  • Gum pimples
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Long-lasting sensitivity to hot or cold even after removal of the stimulus
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Advanced decay or darkening of the tooth

Signs You Need A Root Canal

Schedule a consultation if you experience:

  • Sharp pain when biting or chewing
  • Gum pimples
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Long-lasting sensitivity to hot or cold even after removal of the stimulus
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Advanced decay or darkening of the tooth

How can we help you?

Frequently Asked Questions

It is determined by the intricacy of the surgery and the type of insurance.

The duration of a root canal procedure can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the number of roots involved. Generally, a root canal procedure can take between 30 minutes to 90 minutes per visit, and it may require one or more visits to complete.

Endodontic procedures are commonly used to alleviate toothache pain caused by pulp inflammation or infection. Thanks to modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report feeling comfortable during the procedure.

Following the treatment, you may experience sensitivity in the affected tooth for the first few days, particularly if there was pain or infection prior to the procedure. This can be managed with prescription or over-the-counter medication, following the endodontist’s instructions closely.

It’s normal for the treated tooth to feel somewhat different from the surrounding teeth for a while after the endodontic treatment is complete. However, if you experience severe pain or pressure, or if the pain persists for more than a few days, please contact us. 

You may feel tenderness for a couple of days, but over-the-counter pain medication can help alleviate any discomfort. If you experience pain that lasts beyond a couple of days, please contact our office.

Recovery after a root canal procedure is relatively rapid. While you may experience minor swelling and chewing sensitivity, following the aftercare instructions should result in a return to normal sensations within a few days. Any post-treatment symptoms typically don’t require prescription medication.

Moreover, proper healing after root canal treatment takes time, but it doesn’t disrupt your normal activities. Most individuals can continue working after the procedure.

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