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.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

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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 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.

Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!

Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Dr. Cunningham can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!

Call us: 913-599-0888

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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Everyone was great.

- marlan s

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Absolutely great experience from Dr. Cunningham and his staff members. Thank You All.

- Nizar K

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Absolutely excellent experience! Have already recommended Dr. Cunningham's office to someone else.

- Cecelia T

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I was in and out, it didn’t take that long! This wan not my first root canal, but it went real smoothly!

- MacKenzie E

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Excellent pain-free procedure. Everyone there is very friendly and professional.

- Sheri L

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The Doctor took his time to answer my questions and concerns. The procedure was quick and painless. My tooth looks great now! Everything was very professional.

- Euripides S

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I had my 2nd root canal done by Dr. Cunningham. Dr. Cunningham and his staff know how to treat a patient from the initial phone call to schedule an appointment to getting the procedure done. They walk you through every step of the way and make sure you're comfortable with everything that they're doing. I cannot recommend his office enough. Thank you again, Dr. Cunningham and staff, for making my 2nd experience a pleasant one.

- Paula L

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So no one wants a root canal but if you have to have one I highly recommend Dr Cunningham . He was kind , friendly and told me every detail of all he was doing every step of the way. He was always concerned with how I was doing ad well. The staff was exceptionally kind and easy to work. with. They are extremely friendly and understanding. It was an excellent experience for a not so fun procedure. Thank you everyone.

- Patricia M

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I highly recommend Dr Cunningham for such specialized procedures. He and his staff make every effort to put one at ease and explain the details. Great office atmosphere, too.

- Jan K

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Dr. Cunningham is an amazing Endodontist! I cannot say enough good things about my experience in his practice. All of the staff from my first initial phone call to the dental hygienists to the Doctor have been nothing but exceptional. They are all very accommodating and patient during what can be a scary procedure when you have dental office fears. It is very easy to get into see Dr. Cunningham and very easy to reschedule if needed. I was very anxious about my root canal but I was greeted with respectful understanding of my fears, a calm environment and encouraging words from all of the staff and Dr. Cunningham. I was scared for the numbing part, as I have felt pain during cavity fillings, however, Dr. Cunningham addressed that fear by asking if I had ever felt pain during prior procedure so when I said yes, he made sure I was not going to feel anything. I did not even feel the numbing shots. He is absolutely incredible and I am so glad I was able to find such a great person and doctor. His staff is amazing, his hygienist was right there by my side through it all and very calming as well - providing insight as to the process and both were helpful with any questions I had. I never felt rushed or like Dr. Cunningham had somewhere else to be. I would recommend him to anyone who needs Endodontic treatment.

- Stefanie M

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My first root canal and it could not have been a better experience. Everyone I encountered was courteous and pleasant. Dr Cunningham and his staff explained everything about the procedure before and during the root canal. They were courteous and respectful to each other and with me. Would highly recommend.

- Courtney D

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Excellent bedside manner, thorough in explaining the procedure and what to expect after.

- David S

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Very efficient. customer service was exceptional!

- Jean B

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Had to get a root canal redone because of a missed canal. Normally when a dr. says "Don't worry, we'll take good care of you" I only half believe them. I could tell Dr. Cunningham meant what he said and was confident with what he was doing, that put me at ease. Would absolutely recommend.

- Becky B

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My root canal procedure was TOTALLY painless. Dr. Cunningham is extremely nice, very professional and knowledgeable, and, has an easy/relaxed manner. He and his equally competent and friendly staff made my root canal procedure a very pleasant experience.

- Sharon S

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff made an unpleasant procedure bearable with their calm, courteous demeanor and thorough explanation of the process. I felt like I had Dr. Cunningham's full attention before, during and after the procedure. He did not appear rushed to get to the next patient and he took the time to answer my questions to my complete satisfaction.

- Rise S

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The doctor and staff were outstanding!

- Cathy K

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Comfortable and explanations, caring

- Linda H

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Very friendly and helpful staff. Procedure done quickly with absolutely no pain. Excellent bedside manner. Highly recommend.

- paul R

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I had one root canal done elsewhere in the past so I was prepared for the worst. This was my second root canal but first at this office. It did not hurt at all. I wish I had known about this office previously. Highly recommend. Amazing staff and doctor!

- Kara A

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