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.

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.

 

 

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

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Great Experience staff was great and Dr. Kevin explained everything in detail. Hope I don’t need another root canal but if I do I’ll be back.

- Chris G

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I had a wonderful experience. Dr.Cunningham made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole process and was great about walking me through what was happening. I have recently worked through a phobia of shots and was nervous about how my progress would translate to injections in my mouth, but the staff was incredible about it and truly gained my trust before starting the procedure.

- Kella V

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Great people to work with. I hope I don't need you again, but if so, I would return.

- Ron O

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Everyone from Dr. Cunningham to the dental assistants to the front desk were grade A Amazing!!!

- Todd U

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Th doctor and staff communicate the business and treatment procedures well. The insurance lady was extremely helpful.

- Beth B

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Everything was easy and went smoothly.

- James b

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Everyone was wonderful and Dr. Cunningham was especially great at describing the procedure and was putting my mind at ease during the procedure. Thank you to everyone for making the experience as comfortable and easy as possible.

- Trisha M

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I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham and his staff!!!

- Cindy H

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quick, painless, everything explained

- Patrick P

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I will recommend Dr. Cunningham to everyone I know. From the confident competence of his staff to the comfort and calm of his office, my root canal was a breeze. Thank you Dr. Cunningham!

- Tammy D

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Very pleased! Dr. Cunningham has great bedside manner & staff is very friendly.

- Jacqueline B

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff are experienced and very professional. My visit was pleasant as well as the follow up call I recieved following my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Cunningham’s practice.

- Gabe G

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Dr. Cunningham and his assistant made me feel very comfortable.

- Yolanda R

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I would highly recommend Dr. Cunningham. He is so kind and takes time to explain every step of the procedure and makes sure his patients feel comfortable at all times. I’m so impressed with Dr. Cunningham’s staff as well. Each person I encountered was very friendly.

- Kerri L

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Dr CUNNINGHAM does great work. No pain at all after a root canal! That’s amazing. Great job! Also has a terrific staff

- Phil B

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I had such a great experience here! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Thank you all for everything you do!

- Kaitlin H

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Very good experience. Would definitely recommend for anyone needing a root canal.

- Anonymous

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Quality of care was excellent

- Karen B

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Amazingly painless! Dr. Cunningham and staff are efficient, kind, and friendly, and do their best to make their patients feel comfortable (right down to the offer of a blanket, if desired). My root canal was no more painful or invasive than a trip to the dentist, so I will definitely return to this office for any future work needed! Thank you, Dr. Cunningham!

- Debra W

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I had a nasty abscess tooth with a lot of swelling and pain. Dr. Cunningham and his staff went out of their way to help me find relief as quick as possible with keeping my best interest of care in mind. Everyone is wonderful in a painful experience and I strongly recommend this office to anyone!

- Mary V

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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.