Root Canal Therapy in Petaluma, CA

An infected or damaged tooth can jeopardize your oral health and your lifestyle. Fortunately, root canal therapy can eliminate bacteria, prevent reinfection, and save your tooth. At Alma Dental Care, our gentle root canal therapy can help you say goodbye to discomfort and help you enjoy your smile again. To learn more about root canal therapy in Petaluma, CA, contact our office!

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What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy is a restorative treatment used to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth. During a root canal procedure, our team will open the tooth, clean and disinfect the inside, and fill it with a biocompatible material to strengthen and preserve the tooth structure. Though root canal therapy tends to have a bad reputation, the root canal procedure can eliminate pain and save your natural tooth.

What are signs I need a root canal?

The most common sign of an infected or damaged tooth tends to be a painful toothache that won’t go away. Other signs of a root canal may include tooth discoloration, swelling, and increased tooth sensitivity to heat, cold, and pressure. If you experience any of these symptoms, it may be likely that you need a root canal. However, before recommending a root canal procedure, our team will ensure that there is not another underlying condition causing you pain or discomfort.

How long does it take to recover from root canal treatment?

When root canal therapy has been completed, we encourage patients to be mindful of their oral health for a few days. For the most part, you may experience discomfort and soreness, but those will usually go away quickly. After your root canal procedure, our team will provide you with instructions on what to expect and how to manage root canal recovery.


CBCT stands for cone-beam computed tomography. CBCT scans capture high-quality images of your teeth, mouth, and jaw to use for diagnoses and creating personal treatment plans. At Alma Dental Care, we use CBCT scans when planning root canal therapy due to their unparalleled precision. With a CBCT scan, our root canal procedure is thorough and effective, leading to better patient outcomes!