Non Surgical Root Canal

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.

How is a root canal performed?

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.

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.

Kay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 9 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews

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Dr. Kay is excellent. Her practice is state of the art...with an awesome staff. Stop by her new office on Martha Ave, Fremont, CA. Here's what you'll find ... -soothing music, -gourmet coffee bar, -massage chairs, -hi-tech equipment, .. and Dr, Kay's gentle and pleasant manner. .. For your next checkup, visit Dr. Kay. You'll be glad you did.

- Thomas D

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My friend introduced Dr. Yoo office which he already went there few times. I was surprised at first, the dental office is like your home, the atmosphere is so warm and nice. Dr Yoo did really good job, she was gentle and friendly with me. The facilities is modern. Good point, you can watch movies or TV while you are doing dental works. Distract you from the sound, water and air.Not a lot of dental offices have that. The staff was great. For sure, I will come back and bring my family and friends. Thanks Dr Yoo for helping me.

- Annie V

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I came there to fix my filling being came off for last week, food was stuck in a lot. Dr Yoo asked assistant to take the X-ray at the tooth to make sure there were not something happening under the root. Then, she showed me the X-rays of my tooth. She filled it for me, closed the gap so food could not stuck in. I was really pleased at tooth filling. I am sure come back next time for cleaning and some dental works.

- Crystal N

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Definitely satisfied with this Dental office! Exceptional service and very friendly. The dentist and staff are outstanding and as soon as you walk inside your greeted with a smile and also with a beverage of your choice, coffee, juice, or water.The environment is very clean and inviting once you walk inside the building. I've never had such a great experience at a dental office. This place is by far the best I've gone to! Also a plus is that the chair you sit in during the procedure gives you a massage that makes you very relaxed. Never experienced that at any other dentist. I myself don't like going to the dentist but since my first time i keep coming back!

- Andres A

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I would recommend this facility and staff to anyone, they also have nice clean high tech equipment that most offices don't even carry!

- Nick C

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I love this office! Super clean, very friendly staff and the Dr is soooo gentle I didn't feel a thing. I was immediately welcomed inside with a cup of tea and got to know the Dr before we started. Dr Yoo made sure to take her time with me and was very sweet. The assistant Carol and Anh are so cute and caring, very bubbly and made sure to explain step by step what was going on along the way. I enjoyed every moment of it and left with a huge smile. Definitely will be coming back!

- Alexandra A

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I had a regular checkup and cleaning at this clinic for the first time. I get cleaning done regularly but was somewhat hesitant since I always felt sharp pain when the part close to gum is cleaned since my gum is eroded quite much. The cleaning was very through but I never felt any pain this time! So I shared my experience with the people around me who knows dental and they suggested it is possibly because the equipment is brand-new and advanced ones. It is true that this clinic is newly opened and everything is brand-new with top notch equipment. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. I strongly recommend this clinic.

- Brian C

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Let me start off with saying I haven't gone to the dentist in over 2 years because of my personal experiences with other dental offices. Dr Yoo is amazing! The office is very clean, has a calming environment to it and the staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. My appointment was made through the phone and the Dental Assistant Carol was extremely helpful in guiding me through their website to fill out my forms. When I came in to my appointment I was welcomed with a fresh cup of coffee which helped calm my nerves, not rushed at all and no waiting. Dr Yoo and her staff made sure to make me feel comfortable before sitting on that chair which they did. The other assistant Anne was very nice and made sure to explain to me everything that she was doing. Since I do live in Hayward Dr Yoo was able to do my cleaning and some fillings I needed done all in the same day. I didn't feel any pain she has a very light hand and the massage chairs helped too. Overall experience was a 10! I will definitely be coming back, the drive from Hayward to Fremont is worth it with this office. Good job Kay Dentistry! -Nano A.

- Nano A

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I came in for a general cleaning and found out I had 4 fillings needed. I also had a chip in my front tooth for the last year that was long overdue. Dr. Yoo was able to perform my cleaning and 4 fillings in the same day! She knew I had a 45-minute commute from SF and was able to save me 2 trips back for my fillings. We scheduled an appointment for a week later to fix my front tooth. In the meantime, she gave me some teeth whitening strips so the shade would match the color of the chipped area of my front tooth. 4 fillings, a cleaning, and not looking like Jim Carrey from Dumb and Dumber anymore in less than a week? I found my new dentist. Thanks Dr. Yoo!

- Dan J

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