Orton Endodontics


L. Cary Orton, D.D.S., M.S.D.          Root Canal Specialist

About Root Canal Treatment

     Root canal (endodontic) treatment is a highly successful method of saving a tooth that would otherwise need extraction.  Millions of teeth receive root canal treatment every year.  A tooth with a well-done root canal treatment can last a lifetime.  It can usually be completed in one or two appointments and with modern anesthetic techniques there is rarely any pain during the procedure (contrary to popular belief!).  There are effective methods for replacing a missing tooth, but generally nothing is as good as saving the natural tooth if possible.  If a tooth is extracted it is often necessary to replace it with a bridge or implant which is usually more costly and time-consuming than root canal treatment.

11665 Avena Place, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92128

Phone 858-485-7668   Fax 858-485-7667