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.


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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.

Ready to Schedule an Appointment?
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

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Read our Reviews below to find our why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!


Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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- Janice K

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Dr. Cunningham and Jamie were great. Kept me informed and comfortable my entire visit. I won’t go to any other Endodontist. Highly recommend!

- Kelly M

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I was greeted immediately upon entering with a warm and friendly smile. The procedure was fast and relatively easy and they took their time to explain everything they were doing and what I could except, step by step. Thank you!

- Rachelle V

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This was my second root canal in a month. Dr. Cunningham, and staff did a wonderful job. The pain went away immediately after the procedure.

- Claude P

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The Dr and staff went out of their way to make it as painless as possible.

- Lori B

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Dr Cunningham took time to explain the procedure, was always smiling and happy. I never felt any of the injections which is the first time I have ever had this, I was completely at ease throughout the whole treatment process. I cannot rate Dr Cunningham or the staff highly enough.

- Tony R

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Very fast and painless

- Mark S

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Great staff and service. Dr Cunningham was wonderful

- Vicky K

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Staff was very friendly and willing to explain everything. Dr Cunningham explained as he did the procedure. Feel 100% better!

- Sue R

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Knowledgable and Professional service with a smile!

- Anonymous

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At 65 years of age, I recently experienced my first root canal. What is typically a dreaded experience, was in reality, not a big deal. The staff was extremely efficient and supportive. Dr. Cunningham was phenomenal from start-to -finish, as well as his knowledgeable and kind assistant. Dr. Cunningham, fully explained the procedure, which put me at ease. I would encourage anyone needing an Endodontist, to choose Dr. Kevin Cunningham in Lenexa, KS.

- Marcia T

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No one wants a root canal, but this office makes it a painless procedure!

- Sherri L

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Very friendly staff and great service. I was very anxious and nervous. I have anxiety issues when it comes to dental procedures. Dr. Cunningham was very good, stayed calmed, his voice was soothing which helped. His staff was very helpful and kind. I did better than what I thought I was going to do considering the procedure. It was very similar to getting a cavity filled. Thanks for being helpful in dealing with my anxiety

- Emma B

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Was very satisfied with this experience and would return even when I ever need another root canal

- Doug C

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I’ve been to specialists all over the US and this is by far the most courteous and fairly priced office I’ve ever seen. I can’t say enough how kind the staff was, which is a direct reflection of the dentist. Even the front office team was stellar and attentive. I’ve already recommended them after my appointment this morning and will continue to do so. Thanks Dr Cunningham and team for making an unpleasant situation calm and comfortable!!!!!

- Michelle B

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Phenomenal experience!

- Vishon H

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My overall experience was fantastic. Staff was not only friendly and helpful but very informative and patience with me. Office staff called in advance to confirm my co-pay. Doctor assistant called the day after root canal to make sure I was recovering well. Best place to get a root canal.

- Linda K

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Although the prospect of going to a dental office for a root canal is not anyone's idea of "first choice for a good time." I found the experience not only comfortable but totally free of anxiety once I got into the chair. The staff was clearly focused on patient comfort and very considerate in providing information and the procedure itself was efficient and the time passed much faster than I was expecting.

- Don W

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Dr Cunningham and his staff are awesome. They are pleasant and put their patients at ease. This was my first root canal and after the horror stories I had always heard about root canals I was a little apprehensive, but my worries were laid to rest very quickly. Dr Cunningham and staff truly care about their patients and the procedure went very well and with no pain. I would and have been telling friends that Dr Cunningham is the doctor to see if they need his services. This is the only place I will go from now on if I ever need procedures he handles. I don't know when I've ever been to an office where everyone is so genuinely friendly and ready to make your experience a good one.

- Pam G

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When I first met Dr. Cunningham and staff for an urgent matter, they were so good to me during a painful time. Now that the problem is back and another issue as well, I'm so grateful to have access to this great dental option beyond regular dentist. Not only have they been patient, kind, and caring, they have expertise along with tools beyond other regular dentist offices. The doctor and staff have treated me like a person not just a patient, and have helped me understand what is required to solve issues prior to doing what is necessary. Awesome!!

- Melinda D

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