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

5 out of 5 stars based on 571 Root Canal reviews.

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Absolute excellent treatment. Doctor C and his nurse both explained exactly what they would do and what I would experience. I felt no pain and was perfectly comfortable! (If I had to return, however,I would take a sweater)

- Kay J

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Dr Cunningham is the best

- LWA D

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I was very impressed by the friendliness, professionalism, and personal care shown by everyone there. The procedure was amazingly comfortable and short from what I have heard of root canals!

- Diane H

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Outstanding customer service, the doctor made me feel incredibly comfortable with my procedure. Highly recommend this office.

- Gina W

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Zero pain with my root canal, and that includes the numbing process!

- Margaret E

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Best people to go see when your teeth are in need.

- Steve H

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Kevin was utmost professional and has a great bed-side manner. Would highly recommend him to family and friends. He explained the procedure well and the follow-up too. Not often you find someone of his caliber in our now topsy-turvy world we live in.

- Curtis T

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Dr Cunningham and all the staff were very friendly and answered all my questions. I really appreciated the follow-up call on the day after the procedure. Dr. Cunningham was kind, gentle and tried to make the experience as painless as possible.

- Deborah B

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Dr Cunningham made a root canal easy—highly recommend!

- Penny P

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Great experience given I was there for a root canal!

- Janet C

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What a wonderful office! I was referred to 3 different endodontists after a cracked tooth and then some led me to need more care. I am so glad I scheduled my procedure with Dr. Cunningham and his staff. I work for a larger company with a terrific culture and so I look for something similar in the businesses I encounter day-to-day. Whether intentional or not, this office has a great workplace culture, it appears as though each person on staff has a shared interest in the care of their patients and the success of each procedure! The day after I have no pain and solidly positive opinion of my procedure yesterday - don't let the term 'root canal' scare you away from taking care of your teeth, especially with Dr. Cunningham and his team!

- Aaron B

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Best experience I've ever had at any dentist. Everyone made it an inviting environment with over-the-top customer service.

- Dustin S

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Simply the best from start to finish!!!

- James S

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My first appointment with Dr. Cunningham was a consultation regarding long-standing pain and associated difficulties in a complex situation. Setting up the appointment was simple, easy, and pleasant—kudos to the staff, in particular, Dusty, for that. The consultation with Dr. Cunningham was thorough, and he did an excellent job of explaining his thoughts and his reasons for each bit of the thorough examination of the troublesome site. Though the situation was far from clear-cut, he did commit himself to a recommendation for a root canal procedure of the suspicious tooth. We discussed pros and cons, and he suggested that I think about the options he presented and decide—on my schedule—how to proceed. I did so, and chose to undergo the root canal, which was done yesterday. Again, the scheduling and ease of working with the staff was exemplary. The procedure was well explained, and was performed without difficulty. It’s too early to know for certain that this will “solve all my problems”—as I said, it’s a complex situation—but I’m confident that the decision was a good one, even if it should prove not to be complete solution. Dr. Cunningham also insisted on personal follow-up with him over the next couple weeks, in attempt to ascertain the level of success achieved by the procedure. In other words, he didn’t just do the procedure and bid me goodbye and good luck. I am very pleased with my experience with Dr. Cunningham and all the staff with whom I interacted. Kudos in particular also to Jamie, the technician assisting in the procedure, and Bernie (?spelling), the front desk person who assisted me with scheduling, checking insurance, etc., as well as to Dusty, mentioned above.

- Perry C

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Dr. Cunningham and staff were great! They made my experience very easy and believe it or not, pleasant. 🙂 Great experience.

- Eleanor M

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My appointment was a week out after my consultation but called when someone cancelled and I was seen the very next day. I’ve had a lot of dental work over the years and rate the entire staff at the top.

- Laurie S

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Dr. Cunningham is a top-notch doctor! He made my root canal a piece of cake! 🙂 Highly recommend.

- Holly B

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Dr Cunningham is a true gentleman and a precise and gifted endodontist. He is gentle, thorough, a wonderful communicator and explains everything step by step and let’s you know what to expect! He is fantastic!

- Susan C

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Professional, efficient, courteous, kind. So appreciate all at this office. The doctor provided additional plan of care if needed for after hours. Excellent care provided!!

- Dawn D

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excellent

- Irena R

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