Per the recommendations by the California Dental Association, our office will be closed for non-emergency care from March 18 - March 27. Emergency appointments will be available for patients that need them. Please contact us if you are experiencing a dental emergency.
Relieve Pain & Restore a Sick or Dying Tooth with a Root Canal
Advanced tooth decay is a serious problem. A decaying tooth can lead to dangerous infections in the pulp of your tooth, a damaged jawbone, and lifelong health and dental problems. At Ericson Dental, we use the latest dental technologies to offer endodontic treatments to stop tooth decay and infection in its tracks. Our root canal therapy approach is highly effective and focused on your comfort.
What is a Root Canal?
Inside every tooth is a pulp chamber containing nerves and the tooth’s blood supply. When the pulp becomes infected or damaged, it must be removed.
This procedure is what’s known as a root canal.
Root canals are very straightforward and common, and will not only relieve dental pain and save your natural tooth, but restore your beautiful smile.
During a root canal therapy, your dentist will…
- Carefully remove the infected tooth “pulp” from inside the problematic tooth
- Clean, disinfect, and shape the canal of your root
- Seal the tooth canal with a biocompatible filling
- Fit you with a long-lasting porcelain dental crown to ensure a stable and healthy tooth for years to come
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
When caught early on, tooth decay can be treated with a small filling. However, left untreated decay can spread and invade the pulp and root, causing infections, inflammation, and abscesses.
The only way to know if you’re suffering from advanced decay and would benefit from a root canal is to talk to your dentist. However, signs of a problematic tooth often include:
- Chronic sensitivity to hot and cold
- Pain when chewing, especially on one side of the mouth
- Visible chips, cracks, or fractures
At Ericson Dental, we’ve performed hundreds of root canals and we use modern technology to ensure the procedure is as non-invasive and pain-free as possible.
Best experience I have ever had. Really they took care of me and I am not a fan of dentists. I have had major dental work done and the office staff and dental assistants have been fantastic! If you need a dentist I recommend Ericson Dental all the way. I love Ericson Dental and will never go to another dentist.Lisa G.
Both Dr Ericson and Dr Baer are personable, kind, and most importantly, great dentists. The office environment is very inviting, and the staff are happy to be there. Dr Ericson is the first to know and learn about new techniques, and I find that very comforting and exciting. He really wants the best for his patients! Highly recommend.Shannon C. (FEB '16)
Dr Ericson and all of his staff are amazing. He is honest and gentle... Two important qualities for a dentist! And he's personable and easy to talk to. I always see Lisa for hygiene and love her! She is thorough and also very gentle. And she's really sweet. Not to mention the office is pretty posh! Highly recommend this office!Rachel H. (Apr '16)
Wonderful office and staff. Dr. Ericson and Dr. Baer are both so professional and make your dental visit as comfortable as possible!Chris P. (Mar '16)
I have been going to Dr Ericson for a few years now. It is always a great experience. They are all very friendly and professional. Dr Ericson is phenomenal and is always eager to talk to you and find out how you are doing and what you have been doing!Alex H. (Jan '16)
I have been pleased with the care I've received at Ericson Dental this past year. The staff is pleasant, the dentists are skilled, and the equipment is first rate. I had a cavity filled about 6 weeks ago. Dr. Ericson used a new machine which numbed only the tooth, not the surrounding tissue. No more walking around with a numb jaw. Sweet!Wayne I.
Dr. Baer and the other staff at Ericson Dental are amazing. This is one of the cleanest, most professional offices I've been to. It is very clean, there is no waiting past your appointment time, everyone is friendly, and clearly this whole team knows what they're doing and have worked together for some time. I highly recommend this dental office!Ryan O. (Jan '16)
Loved it. No better place in Santa Barbara. Highly recommended!Nicole K. (Jan '16)
Very professional staff and Dr. Ericson provides a conservative approach to dental care. Always takes time to answer questions and never appears to be in a hurry.David G.
I have had nothing but great experiences at Ericson Dental. The doctors and the staff are caring and knowledgeable. They even got me in on short notice when I chipped my front tooth. Thank you Ericson Dental.Mike T. (Mar '16)
Our Approach to Root Canal Therapy
At Ericson Dental, our goal is to provide personalized care to every patient. That means getting to know you beyond your gumline!
By taking the time to get to know you and develop a lasting relationship, you’ll feel more comfortable and we’ll be able to deliver high-quality care catered to your needs.
Pulling from our years of experience and utilizing the latest, top-of-the-line technology, we’re proud to deliver the highest quality care. Depending on the complexity of your root canal needs, we also partner with trusted specialists in our area to ensure you receive a root canal experience that’s unmatched in the Santa Barbara and Lompoc area.
- Close gaps between teeth
- Fill in slightly chipped teeth
- Smooth rough or jagged edges on your teeth
- Make stained teeth a more natural color
A minimally invasive treatment that will leave your smile beautiful!