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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I would reccomend Dr. Cunningham to anyone. He was wonderful. I never had any pain & he made sure I was ok throughout the entire procedure.

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Great experience, which is a lot to say after two root canal. They made sure it was pain free and quick, while still efficient. The conversation Dr. Cunningham and, I believe Melissa, had during the procedure was very appreciated, it helped distract and make the time go by faster. Thank you!

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I'm coming back if I ever need another root canal. I can't imagine a better, less painful root canal experience!

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Really think you need to stock Pinot Grigio. Just kidding. Everyone was very thoughtful and kind. Procedure was easy for me as I was scared to death remembering a similar procedure many, many years ago. Very professional. Thank you.

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If needed, I would be happy to write a review. I can't say enough about the Office, the Staff and Dr. Cunningham. He's great at what he does and surrounds himself with an amazing staff to ensure the experience is the best that it can be from start to finish. I would, most definitely, recommend him to my family and friends.

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Thank you Dr. Cunningham. No more pain. I couldn't be happier. Consult was thorough, the procedure simple. Would definitely recommend Dr. C to any of my family or friends.

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Thank you so much Dr. Cunningham. I was in so much pain and now life is great again. Simple, Easy and no pain. I would recommend Dr. Cunningham and his lovely staff to everyone!

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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.