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 589 Root Canal reviews.

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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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Very impressive visit! Beautiful office, very friendly staff and Dr Cunningham made me feel very comfortable.

- Pat H

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Excellent care. Procedure explained thoroughly. Care was taken to minimize any discomfort (very little insignificant in my opinion). I had two root canals same visit. Would highly recommend this Dr and Staff

- F J

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Best root canal I have had.

- Toni s

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The staff is excellent from check-in to preparation and the treatment. Dr. Cunningham does an excellent job of explaining the procedure and keeping you updated on the progress. The staff is friendly and always concerned on the patient's well being.

- Tom E

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I always know that my dental issues will be handled professionally and right the fist time.

- Kurt M

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Dr. did the treatment very nicely Staff is very friendly

- Trupti B

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Top notch crew. No pain and job done right!

- Michael W

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Dr. Cunningham was amazing! I was so nervous, and he made me feel so comfortable. The procedure was seamless and nothing unexpected happen. He did explain to me what plan B was if it was need. His staff is amazing as well, they were able to explain everything that was going to happen during the procedure and again made sure that I was comfortable the entire time. Highly recommend Dr. Cunningham.

- Teresa L

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Procedure went very smooth. They explained each step and was very friendly! Wish I would not have put it off as long as I did.

- Sherry B

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I was beyond impressed with this office, staff and doctor. I look forward to the opportunity to recommend them to friends and acquaintances. Thank you for such a comfortable experience.

- Laura H

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Overall I had a great experience. I hate having dental work and they eased my mind the best they could. I had to have revision work done and I feel confident that I won’t have the same problem again.

- Ashley F

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Would have never thought having a root canal could be a pleasurable experience

- Jose D

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Couldn’t have had a better experience for a root canal. From the pleasant greeting from the receptionist to Dr. Cunningham’s professionalism and his assistant made me feel very relaxed.

- Maryjane C

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Excellent care. Professional, knowledgeable and efficient. Highly recommend Dr. Cunningham and his staff.

- Bruce P

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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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