Deanna Lynn Inlow, DPM

Experienced Podiatric Care in Monterey, CA

(831) 373-3839

5 Harris Court, Building T, Suite 103 Monterey, CA 93940

Root Canal (Endodontics)

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A root canal procedure is performed when the soft tissue—also known as the pulp—inside of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. When the pulp becomes infected, it is usually caused by an untreated deep cavity or tooth fracture. Damaged or dead pulp causes blood flow and cellular activity to flow towards the infected area, which ultimately causes pain. Most patients in need of a root canal experience pain when biting down, chewing, and/or ingesting hot or cold foods and drinks.

The goal of a root canal procedure is to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed—this is a much better alternative than extracting the tooth. Tooth extractions may seem like a simpler solution on paper, but the void left behind by the extracted tooth needs to be filled otherwise teeth can shift. It is much easier to save an existing tooth than it is to add a dental implant or bridge.

During a root canal procedure, your dentist will save the dead or damaged pulp in the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp and reshaping the canal. He or she will then fill the canal with a substance called gutta-percha to prevent recontamination of the tooth. Finally, they will seal the tooth and you can return to normal chewing activities almost immediately following the procedure. Depending on the severity of your condition, most root canals can be performed in one office-visit.

Office Hours

Monday:8:30pm12:00pm
Tuesday:8:30pm12:00pm
Wednesday:8:30pm5:00pm
Thursday:8:30pm5:00pm

Our Office

5 Harris Court, Building T, Suite 103

Monterey, CA 93940
 (831) 373-3839

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ATTENTION:

We are currently accepting appointments, but with certain restrictions. Our office hours are different as well, so please call to schedule an appointment with our team. 

We sincerely wish good health to you and your families, and we look forward to being able to serve our community with the highest level of podiatric care and dedication to our patients!

Deanna Lynn Inlow, DPM & Staff

ATTENTION:

We are currently accepting appointments, but with certain restrictions. Our office hours are different as well, so please call to schedule an appointment with our team. 

We sincerely wish good health to you and your families, and we look forward to being able to serve our community with the highest level of podiatric care and dedication to our patients!

Deanna Lynn Inlow, DPM & Staff