"I love this dentist! From the first moment I walked in here they were very kind and professional! My son needed to have a root canal so he had to be seen about four times and each and every time the Dentist was gentle and professional. My son saidhe was not in a lot of pain which was good. We came all the way from the Bay Areabecause I found their prices to be good. I would for sure recommend them!" - Debra G.

Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Dr. Rosenbaum and Associates, the Modesto, CA dental office of Drs. Forsberg, Malogan, Street, and Swanberg. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental office! We currently welcome new patients of all ages and enjoy providing family dentistry to the people in our community.At Dr. Rosenbaum and Associates, we maintain the highest level of quality in dentistry. From the latest materials to the most modern techniques, we strive for perfection in all we do because we believe our patients deserve the very best. In fact, we treat our patients like we would want our own friends and family to be treated – with great care and respect.Our dentists stay current with the latest in dental technology and constantly seek continuing education in order to provide you and your family with the exceptional dental care you deserve.

Root Canal Therapy

You might have some preconceived notions about root canal therapy. Many people hear the words “root canal” and automatically think of having a painful dental procedure. The truth is, however, that root canals actually help relieve pain for our patients and are often the only way we can save an infected tooth. 

Saving your natural teeth is important because once you lose a tooth, the underlying bone may begin to recede because your tooth’s root is no longer there to stimulate regrowth. That is why, at Dr. Rosenbaum and Associates, we do whatever we can to save your natural teeth.

When Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

When we recommend a root canal, it is usually because your tooth has an infection inside, near the nerve or at the root tip. When pressure builds up that close to your nerve, you will often feel it along with pain, and sensitivity. In fact, pain is what brings most patients who require a root canal to our office.

To diagnose the need for a root canal, we can take a digital dental x-ray. Often times, the infection will show up on your x-ray. Sometimes, we need to perform additional testing to determine the need for a root canal. Common symptoms that may indicate you need a root canal include:

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Jaw pain or swelling
  • Facial pain
  • A pimple-like lesion on your gums
  • Pressure or throbbing

Once we make a diagnosis, one of our highly skilled dentists will take the next steps necessary to relieve your pain and restore your oral health.

Your Root Canal Procedure

Patient comfort is our number one priority, so we will make sure you feel completely comfortable for your procedure. Then one of our dentists will gently remove all signs of infection from your tooth.

Next, we will sterilize the internal canals of your tooth and place medication to prevent the infection from returning. Finally, we will fill your canals to keep out infection and seal your tooth to prevent food debris and bacteria from entering your tooth.

Once your root canal is complete, you will begin to feel improvement each day as your body’s natural healing defense takes over. It is normal to have some residual sensitivity for several days beyond treatment, but it should quickly subside.

Permanent Restoration for Your Root Canal Tooth

Once your tooth heals completely, we will recommend a permanent restoration to protect your tooth. Often, a dental crown is your best bet since it adds stability to your tooth. Teeth that have had root canals can become brittle and need some added protection.

Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?

Call us to schedule an exam. In most cases, tooth pain will not resolve on its own. We can help you feel comfortable again by addressing your condition and providing the best dental treatment available in the Modesto, CA area. We look forward to hearing from you.