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

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Good Experience

- John K

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very satisfied

- Joyce K

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Excellent experience - very fast, no pain, very professional and friendly team.

- Lisa G

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Very good experience.

- Robert B

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Today I had a root canal, and dozed off during the procedure. I did have earbuds in, and was listening to "easy listening" music, but I have no doubt that if the procedure had been uncomfortable in any way, the music would have made no difference.

- Andrew B

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Great overall experience!

- Edina G

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I was super impressed by this whole experience. No one wants to hear root canal but if I ever do again I’m coming here!

- HEATHER R

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This was a great experience considering this was a dental procedure that I dreaded. The consultation appointment was extremely valuable and provided comfort and put me at ease to move forward.

- Marilyn E

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Very satisfied. Procedure was explained in simple terms. Very friendly staff.

- CHRIS J

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Great visit and treatment. I was in and out in no time. Any questions that I had were answered. Very fortunate that I had been referred by my Periodontist.

- Robert J

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Great place, friendly, caring and work with your schedule to get you in. Care about your needs. Called next day to see how I was feeling.

- Colleen F

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Very pleasant experience. Would not hesitate to refer a friend.

- Jeff B

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I never thought that I would leave an appointment in which I had a root canal with a smile on my face. Best service I have ever experienced.

- Dawn D

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Even though I was scared, the experience was really good.

- Kelly H

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very good experience, thank you

- Bryson C

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- Rosemary G

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I went in to the appointment super nervous. The team did a great job explaining each step of the procedure, which really helped me calm down. Really great overall experience.

- Jessica B

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The most painless dental procedure I have every had.

- Marion S

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I was very impressed with everyone. Dr Cunningham was very compassionate and did an awesome job. I have had absolutely no pain! I will definitely be recommending your facility and Dr Cunningham to all of my friends and family. Thank you for taking such great care of me!

- Tina B

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Awesome experience

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