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Root Canal Treatment in Encinitas, CA

Your Comfort Is Our Priority at McElroy Smiles By Design

If your teeth become severely decayed or injured, you may think that extraction is your only option. However, there are other treatments to consider. A root canal treatment in Encinitas, CA, is one such option. Root canals can rescue your teeth and restore their health and function while allowing you to maintain your natural smile.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure where the infected or damaged root nerve is gently removed to prevent further damage to the surrounding tissues and gums. Although it’s called a root canal, the root itself is not removed, only the infected pulp. This therapy is only needed if decay progresses to a point where the infection is very deep in the nerve. Causes of this include:

  • A deep cavity
  • Repeated dental procedures
  • A cracked or broken tooth
  • Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)

During a root canal procedure, our experienced dentist carefully accesses the inside of your tooth and remove the infected pulp, then cleans the area to prevent further infection. If you’ve lost tooth structure, you will have a restoration placed, such as a dental crown, to strengthen the structure.

Relax Through Your Treatment with Our Experienced Team

In the past, root canals were thought of as painful procedures, but modern dental technology has changed that. Root canals are simple, with little discomfort, and are completed in one to three visits. We can ensure that your procedure is painless and will help you to minimize discomfort after you return home as well. If you feel anxious about your root canal, we also offer relaxation techniques and sedation dentistry options to help put you at ease. At McElroy Smiles by Design, your comfort is as much of a priority as your dental health!

Schedule Your Dental Exam Today!

When you feel ready for a pain-free root canal treatment in Encinitas, CA, schedule your appointment with our friendly and experienced dentist, Dr. McElroy. Call 760.621.7426 or click here to request your appointment today! If you are scheduling a new patient appointment, then you will be able to enjoy our $99 Dr. McElroy New Patient Dental Health Exam. This limited-time offer provides you with a professional dental cleaning, a complete oral exam with x-rays, and a thorough, educational consultation with Dr. McElroy. Call today – we can’t wait to make you the newest member of the McElroy Smiles By Design family!



Our 5-Star-Rated Dentist Specializes in Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Root Canals, Dentures, Dental Implants & Root Canal Treatment in Encinitas, CA – Serving Encinitas, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido & San Diego, CA.

Your Top-Rated Dentist in Encinitas, CA

"This is a fantastic Dentist, McElroy and the associates in the office are amazing. Our daughters enjoy every time they are here. Very good practice, highly suggested!!"

- Cody H.

"I would definitely recommend Smiles By Design dental office to anyone who is looking for a personable, honest, thorough, and professional dentist. Dr. McElroy and his staff make you feel so comfortable, you forget you are at the dentist!! Highly recommend!"

- Kelly C.

"Had my first appointment at McElroy smiles by design, and the staff was so friendly and informative. It was an enjoyable experience and I plan on going back in the future."

- Isaac W.

"Thanks to everyone in the office! Great service and very punctual. Dr.McElroy is a wonderful dentist, he is very professional and friendly. He does what it takes to do the job perfectly— even if it requires extra time. I needed a lot of work when I first came to the office, but now when its all done, I love the outcome and my new smile! I am stoked!!"

- Wera S.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of McElroy Smiles. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

What To Expect On Your First Visit

Dr. McElroy is excited to provide you a $99 new patient special!


Discuss Your Goals With Dr. McElroy


Thorough Exam & Professional Cleaning


Digital X-Rays


Discuss Your Potential Treatment Options


Bonus: Free copy of Dr. McEroy’s Book