Root Canal Therapy

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. This 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. We use 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.

tooth after endodontic treatment 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 it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure 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.

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Everything was excellent. I am very happy with the service.

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Dr. Pierre was outstanding. He diligently worked to save my molar. It was a complicated procedure and he took the extra time to get things done right. He has a fabulous assistant, Britni who explained everything and made me comfortable. The front office staff was very courteous and explained all the payment and insurance details thoroughly. I am so grateful for their great care,

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Friendly staff, quick and efficient will definitely recommend

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Very pleasant experience overall

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Great communication by Dr. Pierre and Brittany during procedure. Felt effortless and comfortable. Thank you I normally dread the dentist 😉

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Easiest root canal treatment ever! Thank you thank you!!

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The best experience. Kind, gentle and very thorough. Highly recommend.

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Great, virtually pain free and quick

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Very happy and glad that I keep choosing Dr. Pierre and his amazing staff. From the dental assistant Britni, to the girls up front, miss Candie and miss Natalie. Just a great practice!

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The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly and the procedure was fairly quick and painless.

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Would highly recommend great experience

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I have heard a lot of horror stories about root canals but that was not the case here. The entire experience was pleasant with the staff and Dr. Pierre and Britni made me feel extremely comfortable during the procedure. Excellent performance and service by everyone. Thank you.

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