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.

 

 

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Great experience. No pain and no pain the next day either

- Kenny P

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Such an excellent experience from start to finish!

- Dana C

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I have never been to a doctor's office that has been so friendly and helpful. the root canal went great for a root canal. the staff was terrific. Dr. Cunningham made me feel very much at ease not to mention that he is sure a cutie

- roberta b

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Everyone from the front desk to Dr Cunningham was exceptional! They were transparent with charges, hospitable and made what was a scary procedure very comfortable. I also appreciate the follow-up call!

- Lynn P

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I wish i would have had my previous root canals done here. Everything went great. Dr. and staff are great

- Randal P

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Great job! I didn't need the pain killer at all.

- Mary W

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I would recommend Dr. Cunningham highly to anyone who needs root canal therapy.

- James R

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Root canals can not get any better than this! Dr. Cunningham is gentle, considerate, and thorough, and make the entire procedure painless. I could hardly believe a painless root canal was possible, but it was a Dr. Cunningham's office. I even found myself chuckling to myself during the process thinking about a meme I looked at earlier. Scheduling the appointment and dealing with the insurance was a piece of cake thanks to Berna at the front desk. Overall, an excellent experience!

- Bob T

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jAMIE & DR. CUNNINGHAM WERE VERY GOOD. THEY EXPLAINED EVERYTHING THEY WERE DOING, AND WERE VERY EFFICIENT. I WOULD DEFINITELY GO TO HIM AGAIN IF I NEEDED TO.

- DIANNE C

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I rarely give out a 5 stars across the board, but this was a great experience. The entire staff was great! Dr. Cunningham was great as well. My care was flawless and pain free. I was amazed.

- Brayden C

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I had a root canal that became a two part procedure. I was able to get a tooth problem that had given me issues for better part of a decade resolved in a matter of two visits. Dr. Cunningham allowed me to use his pandora station as a distraction during my procedure, since mine phone battery was low. The attention to detail, professionalism, and expertise makes the office a go to choice for future visits. I will be recommending Dr. Cunningham to anyone looking.

- Margeaux S

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Very friendly. Very professional. Very reasonable.

- Bill C

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Dr Cunningham is a kind and compassionate dentist with skilled dental hands. Explains steps as he progresses with a root canal. Absolutely no pain and would have no apprehension in returning for any type of procedure.

- Annete H

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Absolutely excellent care from start to finish. It is rare to find such high quality service. With something as sensitive as a root canal with an abscess; I felt very confident in Dr. Cunningham and his staff. They all genuinely care about their patients. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with them.

- Beth S

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Very fast and informative

- Jed M

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Great staff with a friendly environment. Would definitely recommend this doctor for any procedure he offers. I have never been able to get numb on first attempt but he did it first time. Good guy that seems to care about his staff.

- Michael M

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The staff was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The doctor and technicians explained everything and helped put me at ease. They were professional and kind.

- Patricia I

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He is very good applying anesthesia you barely feel anything.

- Maria S

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I always have a problem with getting numb no matter how much Novocaine is used. He is the only person who has ever successfully numbed me in a way that I couldn't feel it. It was a great visit.

- Carrie P

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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.