Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?What happens after treatment?How much will a root canal cost? | Patient Reviews

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.

Want a Healthy Smile?

Call us with any questions or to make an appointment with Dr. Cunningham.

Call Today Schedule an Appointment Map & Driving Directions

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 an 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 Book Your Appointment?

Call Us!

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

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 513 Root Canal reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I highly recommend Dr Cunniningham and Staff very professional and friendly.

- Yolanda B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was the best dental care that I have ever had.

- Shonielle R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Thanks for making something unpleasant, pleasant.

- Rob P

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Really positive experience. No pain or significant discomfort, no sitting in the waiting room. Dr Cunningham communicates well on what he will be doing and what you can expect throughout the process. He was highly recommended by our dentist and exceeded our expectations. We will use him again if the needed. Overall, he does a great job and his staff do as well.

- Gary R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Had to have an "emergency" root canal that another another dentist office failed to fully mediate. Cunningham got me on antibiotics and in for the procedure in no time. I was met with overwhelming hospitality and professionalism. They even remembered that I had a baby on the way as I mentioned it over the phone for the reason this was so time sensitive. If I need any more extensive dental work I will absolutely not hesitate to go back

- Patrick N

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Hands down the best dental care experience I have ever had. Jamie and Dr. Cunningham were so nice and patient despite my ridiculous anxiety. The procedure was surprisingly quick and afterwards I feel ZERO discomfort or pain. I will need to have another root canal done and will absolutely not go anywhere else.

- AMBER G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

This is by far one of the best Dentist I have ever met. From demeanor to compassion, he is beyond what most dentists have. Very thorough and informative and just the best bedside manner. I have worked in the dental field and also have a little dental anxiety .. He and his Assistant are just outstanding! Highly recommend for any Endo needs.

- Jenn M

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I do not enjoy going to the dentist or anything when it comes to my teeth, but this was the best visit inside a dental procedure place that I have ever gone to.

- Cathy R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Courteous, quick, friendly and really no pain or discomfort. Overall, great experience.

- David W

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I had been referred to a different Endodontist, and called to ask if Dr. Cunningham accepted my insurance, which he did! So the kind receptionist helped me get scheduled right away. At my appointment, Dr. Cunningham was clear about the steps of the procedure and he and his nurse took wonderful care of me. I'd never had a procedure like this, before and was afraid. They calmed me and helped me feel comfortable and confident, on top of helping make sure my tooth would be more healthy and I could heal. I am so grateful to every person who helped me. My very warmest regards and thanks to them.

- Mary B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Quality service and pain free.

- Daniel C

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was very nervous upon arrival but Jamie/Dr Cunningham assured me a smooth procedure and it was awesome! Thank you for an exceptional experience!!

- Bruce T

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Cunningham and staff are fantastic!

- Terri K

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very efficient staff Dr Cunningham was very professional as well as caring and concerned with my well being.

- Barbara T

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great experience with Dr Cunningham & his staff. I had to have an old root canal removed and re-done. They were very informative and answered all my questions. Felt very much at ease. Would highly recommend.

- Leah W

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Absolutely one of the best dental visits I've ever had!

- Michelle L

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Best dental experience I have ever had! All of my questions were answered, everything was explained before and during the procedure. I will highly recommend Dr Cunningham to anyone needing his type of services. Thank you to you and your kind staff.

- Lynn L

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

World class team, top notch experience

- Matt D

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was very impressed with the Dr. Cunningham and his staff. I made an appointment for a root canal that my dentist told me I needed, and much to my delight and surprise, Dr. Cunningham told me I didn't need a root canal after checking my x-ray and doing an exam. Instead, Dr. Cunningham discussed ways to alleviate the discomfort I was experiencing. He took the time to explain everything in a caring and professional manner. If I ever need additional work, I won't hesitate scheduling with Dr. Cunningham!

- Phyllis M

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr Cunningham and his staff were amazing! I would definitely recommend them to everyone who needs A Root Canal.

- Kevin F

5 out of 5 stars on