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

5 out of 5 stars based on 376 Root Canal reviews.

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Highly recommend, staff was great, ready for me at my scheduled apt time. Dr. Cummingham was very personable, professional and completed root canal fast and painless. Highly recommend.

- Brian P

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Very friendly, professional and informative. Clean, nice office. No problems with procedure. Staff and doctor took the time to listen, explain everything and made for a pleasant experience.

- Sara

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I was very impressed-He did a great job explaining the process & What to expect. Hoping to never have to have another RC but if so I would go back to him.

- Jennu M

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This was my first root canal in about 35 years and was as pleasant an experience as a root canal can be. All steps in the procedure were clearly described in advance and methods of communication when talking was impossible were well-defined. I arrived a few minutes early for the appointment and was called in as soon as I finished my medical history. X-rays were taken right away and consultation was done immediately following the x-rays. The whole process, including waiting for the anesthetic to take effect, was done efficiently and I was in and out of the office in less than an hour.

- Alan S

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I have never had a totally pain free root canal until now. I hope I never need another one but if I do you can be sure that it will be with this office. Everyone was so nice and my kind of friendly!

- Janet F

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GREAT staff;;;;friendly & professional. EXTREMELY helpful with insurance issues. Literally PAINLESS procedure ....I was VERY impressed with Dr Cunnungham. He explained the procedure prior to starting and proceded as stated. Upon completion he provided a script for pain meds which was I never needed/used. For someone who DOES NOT cherich the thought of going to the dentist (who does) Dr Cunnungham puts you at ease and is very "gentle" throughout the procedure. One cannot go wrong selecting him as their endodonist

- Chuck D

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Dr. Cunningham explained everything he was going to do and checked to make sure I was doing ok during the procedure. A root canal is not fun for anyone but, he made it the best experience it could be.

- Stephanie S

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What a wonderful experience for a root canal. The doctor was so warm and kind and explained the procedure to a "t". The staff also was very kind. It is an uncomfortable place to be (a root canal setting) but they sure did their best to make it a great experience. Thank you to all, esp. Dr. Cunningham!

- Jackie J

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Professional and personable.

- Karita C

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Very careful and thorough,and Dr Cunningham and Koralys made sure I was comfortable and pain free throughout. Thank you!

- MARION O

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Overall awesome experience at this office!!!

- Sheila F

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Was very happy with my service.

- Nathalie F

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Friendly, professional Doctor and staff. Pain free procedure to the point off almost dozing off.100% recommendation to anyone needing dental care.

- Frank B

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Excellent service by all staff. Dr. Cunningham was amazing - he was very patient and went above and beyond to make sure I was at ease and comfortable during the procedure. I would highly recommend your services to anyone in need of a specialist. Thank you very much for taking great care of me!

- Amy W

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Very calming and pain free:)

- Rena K

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Had a root canal done by Dr. Cunningham and it was very uneventful, which is a good thing! Appreciate both him and his staff attention to my comfort during the procedure.

- Mark N

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25 minutes and painless. Who knew I could appreciate a root canal.

- Mark W

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Wonderful staff! I would recommend Dr. Cunningham!!

- Brandy M

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I must say he is fantastic. The entire staff was so professional. I was in and out with very little wait time. I had a root canal many years ago that was the worse excruciating pain ever. So going into my appointment I was extremely filled with anxiety and nervousness at the thought of getting a shot in the roof of my mouth for an upper root canal. Not at anytime during my shots or the entire procedure did I feel anything. This guys got it down and I will go no where else for any future root canals I may need. Thank you to you and your entire staff Dr. Cunningham.

- Linda S

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I would recommend Dr Cunningham to anyone looking for a Great Dentist

- SHERYL L

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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.