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Your Go-To California Dental Practice for Root Canal Therapy

Here at Cunning Dental Group, our endodontic specialists address the root of the problem before it's too late.

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About Cunning Dental Group

Giving you the finest endodontic care possible

Dr. Ronald Cunning has been providing general and cosmetic dentistry services of distinctive quality with unsurpassed comfort since 1968. Not only is he one of the most experienced and accomplished dentists in California, but he is also a prestigious member of the American Dental Association and is the founder of Cunning Dental Group.

Today, Cunning Dental Group is a top choice for cosmetic dentistry and a leading provider of root canal treatment in Montclair, CA and the surrounding cities. Our skilled endodontists have a clear vision of success: to restore and improve the natural beauty of your smile.

What is a Root Canal?

At the center of your tooth is what dentists call pulp. Pulp is a collection of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues that help build the surrounding tooth. Deep cavities, broken teeth, repeated dental procedures, and trauma to the tooth can cause damage and infection of the pulp — a condition only root canal therapy can resolve. Here at Cunning Dental Group, we regularly perform a root canal endodontic treatment to save our patients’ teeth.

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Why is Treatment Needed?

The consequences of neglecting a root canal infection include:

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Never ignore the following signs of a root canal infection:

Sometimes, no root canal symptoms are present. We invite you to schedule regular check-ups to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.


What are the Steps in an Endodontic Treatment?

Our process of relieving root canal pain involves these essential steps:

  • Determining the extent of infection via x-ray
  • Applying local anesthetic to numb the area
  • Creating a small opening in the tooth to access the infection
  • Removing the damaged pulp tissue (and nerve, if necessary)
  • Sealing the tooth with a filling or other restoration method
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What are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?

Repairing the natural tooth with endodontic treatment has many advantages:

What is the Success Rate of Endodontic Therapy?

Root canal treatment in Montclair, CA and its neighboring cities have high success rates. Approximately 90 to 95 percent of patients who undergo root canal therapy can expect a functional tooth after the procedure. The treated tooth should last for years or even a lifetime, provided that you maintain good oral hygiene and schedule routine visits at Cunning Dental Group. Our standard of excellence in dental care enables us to prevent the recurrence of infection.


How Do I Reduce Anxiety During a Root Canal?

Dental anxiety associated with root canals is common, but there are ways to help you manage it:

Our Approach

We are passionate about saving your natural teeth as we strive to provide:

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