Root Canal Treatment Sunnyvale, CA

Eliminate tooth pain and sensitivity with a stress-free root canal treatment.

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Specialized pain-free endodontic treatments at Trident Smiles Dental.

Yearly, over 15 million people in America get dental root canal therapy. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, the Trident Smiles Dental team consists of experienced endodontists providing you with the highest standards of the latest and leading technologies to relieve dental pain and bring you care and comfort throughout your treatment. Book your appointment with a Sunnyvale endodontist and explore our various treatment options.

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DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.
DISCLAIMER: We DO NOT provide traditional metal braces.

How does root canal treatment work?

You can enjoy access to the latest and fastest technology during your treatment with a Sunnyvale endodontist. Your dedicated root canal dentist will perform a painless procedure to disinfect and clean the root canal. You can finally bid farewell to sensitive teeth and bring back that beautiful smile of yours.

Step 1: Dental X-rays will assess how much the infection has spread. This will allow your root canal specialist to know where exactly to make a small hole and remove the infected part. The roots are often removed as well as the infection in connective tissue to ensure that the inflammation is eradicated.

Step 2: The next step is a root canal filling. It is done with a substance called gutta-percha, which is used to stabilize the tooth and seal it to prevent any bacterial contamination coming from inside your mouth.

Step 3: Finally, your endodontist will work at covering your tooth with a dental crown or filling to match your natural tooth appearance.

Root canal causes:

  • Deep decay
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Growth of bacteria if brushing is not done properly
  • Periodontal disease

Warning signs to look out for:

  • Constant tooth pain
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages
  • Dental swelling
  • A tooth that feels loose

These symptoms may point out a serious infection. Make sure you visit your Sunnyvale endodontist expert to get a diagnosis for your damaged tooth along with an adequate treatment.

Why choose our root canal therapy services?

At Trident Smiles Dental, we use the latest technologies that let your root canal treatment be the most comfortable experience. Tooth pain is annoying to say the least, and ignoring an infected tooth can make things worse in the long-run. Which is why a simple visit to our dental office in Sunnyvale can save you the pain.

Pain-free treatment

A root canal treatment at our dentistry office in Sunnyvale is a comfortable and painless procedure with a quick recovery time too. Pain-free, stress-free and tear-free.

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Professionalism at its finest

Our highly skilled endodontic team specializes in dental surgeries and root canal therapy, performing dental procedures with high professionalism and care.

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Financing options

Financing your root canal therapy should be the last thing on your mind. We eliminate the hassle by providing you with different payment options for a seamless dental procedure.

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Let's not forget

We provide you with the most hygienic and sterile environment by enforcing preventative measures so you can enjoy your root canal treatment without any worry.

Massage chairs, hot towels, Netflix and a cool beach vibe. Book a hotel-style dental service with private treatment rooms. Enjoy massage chairs, hot towels, Netflix, and a mountain-view décor while we work to get you that beautiful, pain-free smile.

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Book an appointment to get the best endodontist in Sunnyvale, CA

Step 1 

Booking

If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it’s time for a pain-free and stress-free endodontic spa-like appointment.

Step 2

First visit

A root canal specialist will first welcome you at the clinic, assess the situation and determine the best treatment procedure.

Step 3

Treatment

Your pain-free root canal treatment with a dedicated root canal specialist in Sunnyvale starts here. Enjoy the results!

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Let us take care of your smile

Ready to book your initial consultation? A root canal specialist in California is available to welcome you at Trident Smiles. You can find us next to Grocery Outlet or Starbucks. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Trident Smiles Dental

Address: 681 Tasman Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM

Phone: (408) 505-1777

What clients say about our root canal treatments in Sunnyvale, CA

Our approach is to simply deliver dentistry from the heart. Thanks to that, our patients leave satisfied testimonials and reviews about their molar root canal therapy experience at Trident Smiles.

"Great dental place. The team took their time to clean my teeth and go over the 3d X-rays. I needed root canal so they helped me make an appointment with top endodontist. I highly recommend this dentist."

- Saloni

"The receptionist was super friendly and explained everything to me. I need a lot of work done which started with a root canal, but what was important to me was that they treated me like a person! I felt like they cared.

- Brendan

"It all started a few months ago when I started getting this discomfort in my mouth. Eventually I just went to my dentist at Trident. My dentist told me that I should not have avoided it so long because I had to get a root canal to fix it, which was exactly what I did and I am pain free."

- David

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FAQs

What is a root canal procedure?

Pain or tooth sensitivity can both happen when bacteria gets through deep cavities and infects the dental pulp or inner part of the tooth. To eliminate the infection and ease the pain, a careful root canal procedure is needed.

What happens during a root canal treatment?

During a root canal treatment, your specialized endodontist will remove the infected parts and pulp, if necessary, ensuring that the inflammation is eradicated.

Is root canal treatment very painful?

It is not. An endodontic treatment with a Sunnyvale dentist using adequate tools and the latest technology will ensure a pain-free and stress-free dental treatment.

How long does root canal treatment last?

One single treatment can fix your teeth for a lifetime. However, maintaining good dental care habits is crucial to keep gums and teeth healthy.

How expensive is a root canal?

Costs can differ based on a few factors which all will be assessed and identified during the first dental checkup on your first visit. Our experts can help you figure out costs and the payment plan that works best for you. So no need to worry about that.

What are the side effects of the root canal?

Basically, sensitivity and a bit of pain. Those can be avoided with a proper follow up plan. They are normal symptoms which will lessen within the first week.  Swelling or getting an abscess are other side effects that may last for a short duration of time.

What are the 3 stages of root canal treatment?

The 3 required steps are:

  • Extirpation – Affected tooth is numbed, and drilled through the dental crown, cleaning the root canal and removing infected parts.
  • Instrumentation – A thorough clean down to the canal ensuring no bacteria is left anywhere in the tooth.
  • Obturation - Filling the root canal with Gutta Percha rubber to seal it tight. A temporary or permanent filling is placed based on the initial damage.
Do I need antibiotics after a root canal?

Antibiotics are not necessary. However,  it is important to follow your endodontist’s instructions following a root canal treatment. Ask all of your questions during your visit and discuss all options with your dentist so you can know what to expect and avoid any discomfort.

What should I avoid after a root canal?

Crispy, hard food is to be avoided along with very hot or cold meals or beverages. Make sure to stay away from sticky or chewy food as well until full recovery.

Fun facts about Root Canal Treatment :)
  • Root canal treatment will save your teeth. They are designed to get rid of the infection without endangering the tooth. The dental pros will remove all the infected dental pulp at the root of your tooth while leaving it in place.
  • Root canal treatments are Painless. Thanks to modern dentistry, root canals are relatively painless. In fact, the whole point of a root canal is to relieve pain caused by damaged tissue.
  • Root canal treatments are necessary for preventing a spread of infection.
  • Root canal treatments save time and money if treated early on. It’s a simple procedure if done early before the infection spreads.
  • Root canal treatment does not cause illness.

Instructions

Pre-op instructions

It is CRITICAL to follow all the instructions to prepare for surgery. Your procedure WILL NOT be carried out, if these precautions are not followed. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone surgery if any of the instructions are not followed. If you have any questions, please call or text (408) 505-1777. Notify our practice of any changes to your health before your procedure.

Activity

  • Get full night’s sleep before and after the treatment. The human body recovers the most when at rest. Most of the "repairs" are done while a person is asleep, so make sure you get a lot of sleep to make the recovery from the procedure as smooth as possible.

Diet

  • Avoid anything to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
  • If you use tobacco or marijuana products, please refrain from using it at the day of the procedure and be prepared to stop for a period afterwards. It is advisable to use anti-smoking aids (Ex. Lozenge, Patch, Anti-smoking pills)

Medication

  • If you are taking any medication, please inform your dentist immediately. If you take prescription medication, take them at your normal times unless otherwise directed by your physician or dentist. DO NOT stop taking any prescription medication unless directed by your physician and dentist.

Oral hygiene

  • Please brush your teeth and rinse thoroughly before surgery.

Driver/Caretaker

  • Your driver/caretaker MUST be present at the time of sedation and must be able to stay with you during the procedure, take you back home and stay with you. We will discuss the post-operative instructions with you and your driver/caretaker prior to sedation process.

Clothing

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the procedure. Your clothes may stain during the procedure so dress accordingly. Wear Flat-soled shoes that support your ankle.
  • Do not wear cosmetics around the mouth, as they may be inadvertently transferred in the surgical area during the procedure. Prior to surgery, your nose, cheeks, lips, and chin will be disinfected.

Time

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • Time is set aside specifically to place your procedure. We have reserved enough time to ensure that the operation proceeds smoothly so that the outcome will be successful. If you feel you will have any problem keeping your appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that we might utilize your time for another patient.

Alcohol

  • Consumption of alcohol must be avoided, 24 hours prior to the surgery.
Post-op instructions

Activity

  • Root canal therapy can take 1-2 appointments to complete. After each appointment when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours. Avoid any chewing on the side of the treated tooth until the numbness has completely worn off.

Diet

  • Avoid chewing sticky foods (especially gum). Avoid biting hard foods and hard substances, such as ice, fingernails, and pencils. If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth.

Pain

  • It's normal to experience some discomfort for several days after a root canal therapy appointment, especially when chewing. It is not uncommon for a tooth to be uncomfortable or even exhibit a dull ache immediately after receiving root canal therapy. This should subside within a few days (or even weeks). Even if you were not experiencing any discomfort prior to treatment, it is normal for you to experience some degree of discomfort for a few days after.

Medication

  • To control discomfort, take pain medication as recommended by your dentist. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone.
  • If you were not prescribed a pain medication by us but are experiencing pain after your appointment, we recommend taking over the counter pain medication. We recommend ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin) or naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox). Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with pain medications or should swelling develop, please call our office.

Oral Hygiene

  • To further reduce pain and swelling, rinse three times a day with warm salt water; dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, then rinse, swish, and spit. It's important to continue to brush and floss normally.

Swelling

  • If you have signs of swelling or increasing pain, or if you have any further discomfort or concerns, do let your dentist know.

Delay in obtaining final restoration (crown) may result in fracture and/or possible loss of the tooth. If your bite feels uneven, you have persistent pain, or you have any other questions or concerns, please call our dental office.

Call your endodontist if...
  • You develop a fever
  • You develop a swelling
  • You notice a pimple forming on your gums
  • You have difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Pain increases over time and or becomes severe
  • You have any concerns or questions

Email: care@tridentsmilesdental.com

Phone: (408) 505-1777

If you are unable to contact your dentist and are in pain or have other concerns, go to your nearest emergency room.

If you experience any life-threatening problems, call 911 immediately for assistance.

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