Fabriel D. Burquez, DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Fabriel D. Burquez, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Chula Vista, Bonita, CA

Root Canals Specialist

As a top dentist in Chula Vista and Bonita, CA, Dr. Burquez uses advanced techniques to perform root canals aimed at helping patients avoid tooth loss and preserve their own natural teeth.

Root Canals Q & A

by Fabriel D. Burquez, DDS

What is a root canal?

The root canal is a channel that extends from the central portion of your tooth all the way down to the end of the root where it reaches the jaw. It comprises connective tissues, nerves and the blood supply for the tooth, which is sometimes referred to as the pulp of the tooth. A root canal procedure is used when this pulp becomes damaged or infected. It uses special techniques to remove the pulp and seal the channel to prevent additional decay. After a root canal treatment, a crown is often applied to the tooth to provide additional strength and to hide discoloration which may occur.

How can I tell if I might need a root canal procedure?

The most common symptoms indicating a root canal might be needed include:

  • significant pain in a tooth, especially when biting down

  • infection or abscess, with or without pus discharge

  • swollen, tender gums

  • a tooth that has extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

Are root canals painful?

Today's root canal procedures use advanced techniques and state-of-the-art pain relief methods, including anesthetics and pain relieving medications, to keep discomfort to a minimum both during and after the procedure. Many patients have no discomfort during the procedure.

Is having a root canal always better than having a tooth extracted?

Generally speaking, yes, it's better to try to preserve an existing tooth than to have it removed. Keeping your own teeth means your bite pattern and habits won't be disrupted or changed, and it also means you can avoid more costly treatments like dental implants and bridges. In some cases where damage is very extensive, an extraction is a better option. Before any procedure is performed, your tooth will be carefully evaluated to ensure the best treatment choice is made.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans and indemnity plans. Please call for details. 

We also accept most major credit cards including: American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and CareCredit.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Great service and consistent. I recommend him to all my friends and family. Very honest and awesome root canal fix."

    Kiko M.
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    "Excellent dental office, service, courtesy & attention to patient care."

    Alessandria R.
  • facebook

    "We have been patients of Dr. Burquez for 5 yrs and have recommended him to all our friends."

    Jana H.
Location
Fabriel Burquez, DDS
180 Otay Lakes Road, #210B
Chula Vista

Bonita, CA 91902
Phone: 619-324-5040
Office Hours

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619-324-5040