Posts for: March, 2022

By John Baron DDS
March 25, 2022
Category: Root Canal
Tags: Root Canals  

If your dentist says that you need root canal treatment, you've got nothing to be afraid of. Root canals from Dr. John Baron in Santa Cruz, CA, can help save your natural teeth.

A root canal treatment removes damaged tooth pulp. It's a dental procedure that helps save your natural tooth from extensive damage. The root canal procedure preserves the outer shell of your tooth, hence, a dental restoration is essential to strengthen your tooth. 

Reasons why your dentist may suggest that you get a root canal include:

Extensive Tooth Decay

A tooth infection can spread, damaging the internal structure of your tooth including the tooth root. As the infections spread, you may experience unpleasant symptoms such as toothaches, gum inflammation, and darkening of teeth and gums. The root canal treatment removes the infected tooth pulp, saving the enamel for restoration.

Cracked or Chipped Tooth

A cracked or chipped tooth is vulnerable to pulp infections. The trauma of the tooth damage can also cause pulp inflammation. Saving what remains of your damaged tooth might require a root canal. After removing the dead pulp tissue, your dentist can move on to restoring the tooth.

Repeated Dental Procedures

If you keep getting treatment for tooth decay, your dentist may suggest getting a root canal to eliminate the problem. Root canals remove all your tooth pulp tissue to reduce your chances of getting more dental procedures.

Tooth Sensitivity

If your tooth sensitivity won't respond to other therapies, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment. The root canal treatment removes your tooth's pulp which contains the nerves. After removing all the tooth nerves, your tooth sensitivity should be over.

Root Canal Procedure

While the prospect of getting root canals from your dentist may send shivers down your spine, you don't need to worry. Your dentist will help you stay comfortable during your procedure by administering anesthesia. After examining your tooth and taking x-rays, your dentist will get you set for the procedure.

During your root canal procedure, your dentist will remove your tooth pulp tissue through a tiny hole in your enamel. They will also disinfect and clean the area before finally restoring your tooth with a dental crown.

Call (831) 426-9200 to learn more about root canals from Dr. John Baron in Santa Cruz, CA.


The development of the CEREC system is one of the most revolutionary developments in dentistry. It allows your dentist to create a new dental crown or restoration right there in his office. Say goodbye to multiple appointments and uncomfortable temporary solutions. Dr. John Baron in Santa Cruz, CA, offers these fast and efficient restorations for all eligible patients. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about CEREC.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. It is a 3D chairside design and milling technology that allows dentists to design and build high-quality dental restorations (onlays, inlays, bridges, or crowns) in one single visit. Who wouldn't like to have attractive, high-quality dental restorations in only one appointment at the dentist?

CEREC Procedure 

First, a camera is used to take a digital photo of your tooth. The CEREC software then takes the photo and converts it into a 3-D virtual model on the computer screen. Your dentist works with the software to design your perfect restoration. Finally, a ceramic block that matches the shade of your tooth is placed in the CEREC milling machine. The machine then does what it’s designed to do and makes you a new restoration right there!

Benefits of CEREC

Your dental restoration is created from a thick, durable block of ceramic that is able to withstand wear and tear. CEREC dental restorations won't crack or leak over time. They are also tailored to match the natural shade of your teeth. Nothing gives the same luster and depth as CEREC dental restorations. With CEREC dental restorations you can have a smile that's strong and beautiful!

If you need a dental restoration, why wait? We can help you today. Call Dr. John Baron in Santa Cruz, CA, at 831-426-9200. CEREC dental restorations will improve your appearance and give you the confidence to smile again. Remember, a better life starts with a better-looking smile.




E. John Baron DDS, INC.
550 Water Street, Suite L-1
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-9200

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