Gentle One-Visit Root Canal Therapy in La Quinta

Patient being greeted by dentist

Designed to Save a Problem Tooth

Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure that can save a tooth from a painful interior infection.

Dr. Nieto makes endodontic (root canal) therapy easy and efficient—so efficient, in fact, that the entire treatment can usually be performed in a single office visit! She uses state-of-the-art technology and gentle, effective techniques to save a jeopardized tooth.

Charming Smiles of La Quinta accepts all major insurance plans and offers affordable financing options, including CareCredit® and an easy in-house payment plan for patients without insurance.

$149 New Patient Exam, X-Ray and Regular Cleaning

Dental Special Offer

Dr. Nieto provides a thorough examination and friendly, informative consultation. Your appointment will include the following:

  • Comprehensive oral examination
  • Digital X-ray
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Review of your treatment options
  • Answers to all of your questions
  • Treatment plan
  • Regular Teeth Cleaning
Call 760-771-8887 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Root canal procedure step 1

1. Infected tooth with abscess in the root.

Root canal procedure step 2

2. Files are used to clean out the infection.

Root canal procedure step 3

3. Canals are washed and dried.

Root canal procedure step 4

4. Canals are filled with gutta percha.

Root canal procedure step 5

5. Opening is sealed with filling. In some cases, a post is inserted to support the crown.

Root canal procedure step 6

6. Crown is cemented onto the rebuilt tooth.

We work hard to ensure your root canal treatment is as efficient and comfortable as possible. Dr. Nieto will make sure you understand the treatment so there are no surprises, and she ensures that the affected area of your mouth is fully anesthetized so you can feel at ease during the procedure.

Dr. Nieto uses a high-tech rotary instrument to clean the interior canals of your teeth faster and more efficiently than can be done with traditional hand tools. The rotary instrument is also quieter and does not make the loud, discomforting sounds that traditional hand tools make, resulting in a more pleasant patient experience.

Keeping patients comfortable

Keeping Patients Comfortable

To ensure your comfort during root canal therapy, we provide local anesthesia in addition to nitrous oxide, if needed. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and most of Dr. Nieto’s patients are comfortable enough to return to their normal daily routine immediately after root canal therapy.

Do You Need a Root Canal or Think You Might Need One?

Dr. Nieto offers a $149 Exam, X-Rays and Consultation for new patients. She also offers Free Second Opinions. To request an appointment, call 760-771-8887 or click the button below. If you need immediate assistance, please call the office. If you leave a message outside of our office hours, we will contact you during our next business day.