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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I would recommend this place to anybody they are awesome

- Mike I

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I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham and is staff. They made having a root canal feel simple and painless. Great office!

- Kelly L

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Bernie, at the front desk, is just lovely to work with.

- Stephanie W

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff are wonderful! Everyone was so caring and made me feel at ease. Highly recommend!

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This is my second visit with Dr Cunningham. Dr Cunningham and his staff are very friendly and professional.

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I was pleased with my experience. Staff is friendly kind caring and knowledgeable. Attend to my needs immediately.

- Tina L

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff is very professional, knowledgeable and kind! I did not experience any discomfort in my root canal procedure . Very satisfied with the results. Will recommend this office to all my friends and family .

- Vasiliy Y

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This review is for my 93 year old mother. She was very comfortable during the procedure and felt that everything was clearly explained. She experienced no discomfort at all either during or after the procedure.

- Patricia B

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The staff and doctor were fantastic. I am very pleased with the experience. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

- Maggie K

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Dr. Cunningham was fantastic. Never thought I'd say, "Best Root Canal I ever had!" His assistant Jamie was excellent. She was very thorough in her explanations of procedure and her ability to assist the Dr. Prior to my appointment, my correspondence via telephone with the staff was courteous and friendly.

- Wesley S

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Dr Cunningham and Staff are the best!

- Amy K

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This is the place to come should you need a root canal. I've had a few in the past which were good BUT if I had to get them again, I would come to see Dr. Cunningham.

- April P

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Wonderful service if you can say that about having a root canal. No pain. Hardly any pain after and wasn’t in the chair long like at other places.

- Mindy L

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Everything was very good

- Sandy A

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The staff was professional and compassionate. All staff were nice. The doctor did an excellent job!

- Douglas H

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This was my first experience with a root canal. The staff and doctor did a great job of easing my anxiety. Great explanations from start to finish and lots of reassurance. I was even offered a blanket which I used. I couldn't believe how painless the procedure was.

- Cheryl S

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great experience

- Carolyn H

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Procedure explained completely and handled efficiently

- SUSAN T

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Very professional and courteous. Pleasant experience for being in a dental chair!

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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.