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 621 Root Canal reviews.

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I hate getting a root canal but this is the BEST place to go if you need one. Friendly and competent people in the office. Hardly felt the numbing shot and if I need a root canal in the future it will be done here. Thanks for your care.

- Donna H

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I am very impressed with Dr. Cunningham and his staff. They are very polite and professional. They make you feel like you are their only patient!

- Sandy H

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This is our family’s third time seeing Dr. Cunningham for a procedure. This office exceeds my expectations every time! The root canal was painless, and they followed up to check in on me the next day. We are so thankful to have such a talented provider in this community! A+++

- Kristal P

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I liked the way Dr. Cunningham explained everything he was doing, such a professional!

- Adrian F

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Awesome in every way!

- Bruce H

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I was so happy with the care I was given. I can’t stop telling people about it. No pain informed me of everything that was happening before after and during. They made sure I was comfortable while performing my procedure which is something I have not ever had at the dentist. I am so very happy with your services. I do wish for more root canals but if I had them I would go to you every time no questions asked. I can’t thank you enough!!!

- Brittney M

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Dr. Cunningham and staff have A+++ customer service. They went over all appointment, procedure, and treatment details thoroughly and with care, making sure I understood everything. As well as making sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure. Definitely would recommend this office for all “endo” needs.

- Shannon H

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From my initial consult to my actual treatment day, the staff was courteous and kind. Everything was explained to me and my nervousness was eased.My root canal was exactly as Dr. Cunningham said it would be and pain free. I am still pain free and will recommend everyone, as I was told root canals are a traumatic experience and that is not the case.

- Nakita A

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I was very impressed with everything. Thank you for taking the time to listen to me and my concerns.

- Kenneth l

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Could not be happier with my experience!

- Kathleen F

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Very professional , Excellent Dr. And Staff! Great Team

- Sonja O

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I genuinely cannot get over how kind everyone in this office is. For starters, I’ve been incredibly embarrassed about the state of my teeth. Dr. Cunningham and his staff reassured me time and time again that I have nothing to be embarrassed about, and that I was taking all the right steps to get things under control. Furthermore, they took time to explain every step of the procedure, the things I’d be hearing and feeling, and aftercare. They took time to listen to me and laugh with me to make me feel more comfortable. I will never NOT recommend Dr. Cunningham to friends and family!!

- Chloe C

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Very professional staff and thoroughly explained the procedure and expectations after the procedure. Would definetely use this doctor again.

- Susan G

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Friendly staff, great Doctor!

- Galen S

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I was nervous but everyone made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Bernie explained the procedure, offered me water, and visited with me before and after Dr. Cunningham painlessly numbed the area. The doctor and his assistant, Koralys, explained what was happening during the 30-35 minute, painless procedure and made sure I felt comfortable every step of the way. There was even a blanket available. The entire appointment took about an hour. I would definitely recommend Dr. Cunningham and his staff.

- Phyllis J

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The whole office staff was awesome. I have a fear of needles and they made me feel so comfortable. Loved the way they made me at ease. Great place to go for a root canal.

- Shelly F

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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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