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.

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. Cunningham uses 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.

For more information about Root Canal Treatment or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.
An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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

Endodontic Presentation

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.

For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.

 

 

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Everyone in the office was professional, warm and helpful. The care I received was excellent. Dr. Cunningham explained everything and put me at ease.

- Susan D

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Very professional and friendly.

- Andres G

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Very impressed. He runs a fantastic office and is a skilled Dr.

- Gina H

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I would highly recommend this practice to family and friends.

- Darko S

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Great job on my root canal. Dr. Cunningham was very good and explained everything he was doing. Staff was very friendly and helpful with a few questions I had.

- Brit L

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It seems strange to say, but if a root canal could be enjoyable this would have been one. Dr and staff very nice and professional.

- Bob M

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Doctor Cunningham was very informative about everything and made sure I was comfortable and at ease. He was very efficient and effective. I was totally surprised when he was completely finished within 20 minutes. There was no pain whatsoever. I highly recommend him!

- Richard A

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The root canal was fast, efficient, and painless. Dr. Cunningham took what could've been miserable and made it more than good. He explained every part of what was coming, and then let me zone out and listen to a podcast while he operated. My mouth is sore, but not in pain. That's a good deal.

- Justin M

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Everyone was friendly and attentive

- Charlene W

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Dr. Cunningham and staff are amazing!

- Nancy C

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Patients should have no fear of this procedure, most especially if a patient of Dr. Cunningham. He puts you at ease, explaining the procedure you are about to receive and giving you confidence that he knows what he is doing and everything is going to be fine. His assistant is well trained and they work as a team. She's always anxious to make sure you are comfortable (and warm!) and a simple wave of your hand will quickly get her attention if you feel you need help.

- Vivian F

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Having never only having one other good (pain free) experience with severe procedures at dentists, this experience was bar none the best dental experience I’ve ever had. Dr. Cunningham and his staff are very patient, thorough, and professional. Needing a root canal due to a chipped molar, I elected for conscious sedation in lieu of previously poor and heavily painful root canal/ crown experiences in the past (5+ times) and the anxiety that I carry with dental procedures as a result. It was incredibly surprising that I was fully conscious and did not even feel the numbing shots not to mention any of the procedure whatsoever. Highly recommend any serious dental procedure with Dr. Cunningham. It is very apparent he genuinely cares about the patient throughout the entire process to ensure the utmost comfort. A+++ service!

- Dave T

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Excellent experience

- Rick S

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I had never had a serious dental procedure before and was quite nervous, but this was a very good experience. I have no qualms about going back to Dr. Cunningham if I ever have another issue.

- Eric H

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I would recommend Dr. Cunningham to any one needing a root canal or other endodontic procedure provided by Dr. Cunningham.

- Paul C

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Everyone was wonderful and thank you Dr. Cunningham for making it pretty much painless.

- Sherry B

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Dr Kevin is a superb Endodontists. He immediately puts you at ease, explains in detail the procedure and anesthetizes the area painlessly. He explains as he goes along and makes sure that you are kept as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. He works quickly and efficiently. Virtually a pain free no stress experience. And there is a followup the following day to make sure you are doing fine. I can't recommend anyone more enthusiastically than Dr Cunningham and his staff.

- Thomas S

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Found everyone to be interested in me and very polite to me and to each other. Everything was done to make sure I was as comfortable and pain free as possible.

- Kathleen S

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Excellent care. Procedure explained perfectly. I am hard to numb but the doctor was able to do so the first time.

- Anonymous

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Excellent care with friendly and professional staff.

- Theresa P

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For more information about Root Canals or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cunningham, call our office in Lenexa, KS at Endodontics Office In Lenexa Phone Number 913-599-0888.