Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Thomas, Dr. Powell, Dr. Wikle and Dr. Kaple use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Healthy teeth are usually free of major infections
Healthy Tooth
A tooth is comprised of pulp, dentin, and canal that extends through the roots
Tooth Anatomy
tooth inflammation can result from tooth decay
Inflammation
root canals can be cleaned to remove infected tissue
Cleaned Canals
special filling is placed after canals are cleaned
Filling Placed
a tooth is restored after root canal treatment
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

 
 

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The procedure was rough. My mouth is extremely sore but I’m so glad to have it over and appreciate the office working me in on a Friday afternoon.

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Everyone was extremely nice from the receptionist to the people taking care of me. Tara was the hygenist that took care of me. She was very sweet and made it a pleasant experience. Dr. Powell did my root canal and was spot on. Very nice and made sure I did not hurt at all. I was very pleased with my experience. Thank you all very much.

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