Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Delta Endodontics

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The staff at the front desk provided super friendly service. The root canal procedure done by Dr. Marweg and his assistant was flawless with no after affects.

- Tyrone F

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I had a very positive experience at Delta Endodontics. I highly recommend Dr. Neri she made sure that my root canal procedure was pain free!

- Marion S

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If you must go to the dentist or endo. I highly recommend Dr Le and staff. I was super nervous when I arrived but the doting staff made me feel at ease. Major plus- the ambiance is soothing and ultra clean

- Stephanie G

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Everyone was very friendly, professional, and went out of their way to provide a 5 star patient experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Le and all his staff.

- Terr J

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Dr. Le was fantastic; he has a great touch and made the whole process just about pain free. He was very thorough in his explanation of the procedure. True pro.

- Van Cleef

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Everyone here is so nice! Normally when I have dental work done I am so nervous. The people here make everything so comfortable. From the water views, the kind and compassionate staff, and Dr. Marweg. He is gentle, kind, and compassionate. I appreciate how wll he communicates with me to ensure I am comfortable. He does great work. I hope to never have a root canal again, but if I do I will gladly go back to Dr. Marweg.

- Heather

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Staff very friendly and made me feel comfortable . I would highly recommend Delta Edodontics!

- Hope N

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- Peter B

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Super Nice

- Robert H

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Very friendly staff.

- Heather Q

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Thank you Dr Marweg & Cindy for taking care of my tooth & thank u Judy for being so friendly at the front desk

- Lori C

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Great experience.

- David N

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All Professional and Kind staff. My procedure was done without any pain. This was the first time I didn't feel any pain or discomfort. I was so nervous to get the root canal done. I have heard of painful bad experiences by my relatives and friends. So I must say this was a good experience. The office is very clean I was happy to be there.

- Usha W

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Painless

- George K

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Everyone was very friendly and always checked to make sure that I was comfortable during my procedure. I would definitely recommend them!

- Le Tausha R

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Painless and friendly staff. Dr M was great and the procedure was done fast and I felt great after. Thank you!

- Gabriel S

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Great!

- Debbie L

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My root canal took 2 visits as it was extensive. Both the Stockton and Lodi offices had warm and accomodating staff. Dr. Marweg was very informative and thorough. He explained everything going on with the tooth and worked successfully to save it...with very little discomfort experienced by me. Highly recommend.

- Cindy M

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Everyone was helpful and friendly with top notch professionalism:)

- Jennifer W

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The customer service was amazing! Staff extremely friendly and Dr. Le DDs was great!

- Christina A

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