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.

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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
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Filling Placed
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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.

Read our Reviews below to find our why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 472 Root Canal reviews.

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This was my first ever root canal and couldn’t be more impressed by the friendliness of the staff. No wait. Got right in and was done in 45min. No pain at all. Definitely recommend them.

- Keith A

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff were professional, extremely nice and made a dreaded procedure not bad at all! They made sure I was comfortable and thoroughly explained each step of the process. I would highly recommend this office if you need an endodontist.

- Lisa D

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Was put at ease by all.

- Valerie R

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Dr. Cunningham was very kind. It was my first - and hopefully ONLY! - root canal. If I have to have another, I will definitely be going back to him.

- Michelle S

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Dr.Cunningham and staff were exceptional! Thank you so much

- Jamie L

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I had a wonderful visit. Everyone from the front desk to the doctor was very nice and welcoming. They explained every thing before hand and then the dentist explained everything again as he was about to do it. He made sure I was comfortable and not in any pain the whole time. I would highly recommend him and his staff. If I ever need another root canal I would definitely come back.

- Britney S

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Hands down this is the place to go if you’re having to have a root canal or other procedure. The staff are great to work with and they made this as painless as possible. I left the office feeling great. Thank you so much!!

- Katelyn F

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Very good office!

- Bill S

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very pleased; no complaints. thanks!

- pete b

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I’m very anxious when I have dental work and the doctor and his staff calm my fears and were very professional and kind. Thank you!

- Toni V

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It was really great. The staff was really friendly and the procedure was very quick and painless.

- Mallory E

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A very professional visit and friendly

- Barbara T

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great experience! will definitely be coming back..

- Carolina B

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Was very good at explaining what was going to happen and this being my first root canal I was a little nervous. But with how it was explained it was quick and easy and a huge step to feeling better 10/10 would recommend to anyone

- Afshene H

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Easy procedure, they explained every step of the process & made me feel very comfortable.

- Chrissy E

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Very friendly and professional.

- Jim C

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Great

- Thomas T

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The whole staff was friendly, courteous, and ready to help or explain what was going on while in the office. Dr. Cunningham has a great sense of humor. Ask about his allergy shot he uses.

- Stephen S

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I had to go to Dr Cunningham because another dentist caused issues when doing a crown. It required me to have a root canal and Dr Cunningham and his staff were fantastic in the initial appointment and the root canal. I wish the first dentist was on the same level.

- Patrick O

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Great care!

- Kathy T

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