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
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Filling Placed
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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 713 Root Canal reviews.

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Great experience!! I’m very hard to get numb and it was 100% perfect!

- Barb H

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Great staff, great doctor.

- Suzan S

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Dr Cunningham explained the procedure and was very kind. I would recommend him.

- Debbie M

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This was an amazing experience and I will definitely return if needed. Everyone I spoke to was very polite!

- Kendra L

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff are very professional and gentle in their dental procedures.

- Mary L

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Any negative thoughts I had of having a root canal was quickly put to rest. The procedure took about 30mins and with Dr. Cunningham and his assistant’s guidance, I felt completely at ease throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!

- Craig K

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Everyone very efficient and accommodating. Seemed genuinely concerned about my comfort. On schedule. Would highly recommend. Wish all my doctors and dentists were like this. A true joyful experience.

- Rose

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Having a root canal is not something anyone looks forward to having but Dr. Cunningham and his staff made the experience the best it could possibly be. The Doctor was excellent at explaining the procedure. He worked quickly and efficiently. His assistant, Jamie was concerned that I was comfortable and worked very well beside the Doctor. I hope I don’t ever need another root canal, but if I do, I will definitely have Dr. Cunningham do it

- Larry K

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Staff was compassionate and caring, knowledgeable and efficient. Best root canal I've ever had!

- Valerie V

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My experience was great. I have been numbed for many different dental procedures. Dr. Cunningham was by far the best when it comes to the "numbing" process. He and his assistance were continuously checking on me throughout the entire procedure and the office followed up with me the next day. 5 stars across the board :):)

- Kerrie W

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For a root canal it was a ‘relaxing’ experience… and was not uncomfortable during the whole procedure.

- Kathleen K

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Very friendly, compassionate, and was able to get me seen quickly.

- Dawn W

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I was on a limited time frame. I was able to get seen, procedure completed and finished in a timely fashion

- Rosemary watrak

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Everyone was very polite and professional.

- Alvin W

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Excellent service.

- Maria N

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I had my first visit today for a root canal. I felt like I was hanging out with friends! The staff were so kind and sincere and Dr Cunningham was fantastic! He explained everything to me and made me feel at home. THANK YOU to everyone I came in contact with today. I highly recommend Dr Cunningham to everyone!

- Shirley B

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Everyone was so kind & helpful. The procedure was explained carefully & completely. Dr. Cunningham is very pleasant & easy to talk to. The day after I was surprised to receive a call to check on how I was doing. I've had no problems with swelling or discomfort.

- Carol F

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Very professional, courteous, friendly. Explained process very clearly.

- Lloyd P

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My root canal was painless. Both Dr Cunningham and his staff were incredibly nice and caring. Recommend Dr Cunningham 100% for any endodontic procedures.

- Todd C

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Dr. Cunningham and his staff were amazing and I will absolutely be recommending all friends and family to him. Everyone was very polite and walked me through my root canal procedure step by step and continuously made sure I felt comfortable!

- Skyla D

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