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 for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is the 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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 out why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 756 Root Canal reviews

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The best experience ever! Super kind and thorough!! Def 10/10

- Erika E A

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I've had a couple root canals before by other endos. But this was by far the most pleasant experience. Doc was fabulous and the entire staff was very friendly and helpful. They have a great team there!!

- Mary P

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Many thanks to Dr. Cunningham and his staff! The procedure was explained to me in detail and was completely painless. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

- Paula L

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My first root canal and I was expecting 'unpleasantness'. Instead, I was surprised how painless and fast it was done by Dr. Cunningham and his assistant. Highly recommend!!

- Chris H

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Good people, good place here, everyone is really nice, very pleasant, I've had several root canals before and you can tell which one seem to be more thorough more complete I don't know how to say it but yeah doctor Cunningham is good there is no doubt got in and out a reasonable amount of time, everything went well, I mean it's a root canal it's just not the funnest thing ever to do but Dr Cunningham and staff really good yeah highly recommended for sure

- Dirk Y

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Everyone involved in my dental procedure was professional, friendly and helpful in explaining all aspects of the treatment. Kudos to a great team!

- Bob H

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The best dental office I have been in . Dr Cunningham is very experienced in his field. Explained the procedure. I would recommend Dr. Cunningham .

- Janet R

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Thank you for seeing me so fast

- Russ W

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The root canal was needed to save the tooth and deal with the pain of an infection. I was glad to have the procedure done to deal with this issue. The staff and the doctor were professional and good to work with.

- Mary D

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Outstanding....head and shoulders above the rest

- Sondra W

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Was referred to Dr. Cunningham by my dentist for a root canal evaluation. I was lucky and got a next day appointment and even luckier to get the procedure done just hours later due to a cancellation. Even if I wasn't so lucky, the wait would've been maybe just a few more days. Everyone there was great, very nice and friendly, and they had my benefits confirmed with my insurer ahead of time. The procedure was very smooth and painless. Root Canals definitely have a bad rap but they really aren't so bad, especially with Dr. Cunningham. My tooth pain is on it's way out the door.

- Hobey H

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On-time, fast and painless! Very friendly and courteous team.

- Bob T

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My procedure was complicated but handled well

- Mary L

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Great staff and Doctor.

- Brian W G

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Timely, professional and friendly. Procedures and expectations are plainly explained. They take great care that you are comfortable and not in pain. This is the only office I will go to for more than a cleaning.

- Scott B

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I appreciated the explanations as we went through the procedure.

- Karen T

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My first visit was easy and informative. The procedure was exactly as it was explained to me. Very kind and efficient staff.

- Janet R

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Least painful upper pallet injection I've ever had. Extremely kind.

- Brad D

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It was the best treatment and treatment information provided I have had ever experienced. Thank you Dr. Cunnngham!

- Gregory L

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The entire office is very efficient, professional and kind. Dr Cunningham is the best

- Shanti H

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