Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment removes the diseased inner pulp tissue of a tooth in order to stop painful inflammation and prevent a dental abscess. Without endodontic treatment, diseased teeth would need to be extracted. Root canal treatment stop the disease process and prevents infection so that the tooth can continue to provide function throughout life.

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Most root canal treatments are done with local anesthetics just as would be provided at your dentist’s office for a filling or crown. A rubber dam is placed around the tooth that acts as a surgical barrier to prevent saliva from contaminating the root canal with bacteria and to prevent disinfecting solutions from contact with the mouth. A small opening is made on the chewing surface of the tooth or crown to gain access to the root canal spaces. Small instruments are navigated to the tips of the roots and then used to enlarge, disinfect, and clean the roots. Once the roots are clean inside, they are filled with a rubber material that will stay permanently inside the roots to prevent recontamination.

Once the root canal is treated, the tooth needs to be restored by your general dentist. Sometimes this restoration is filling, and sometimes it is a crown (porcelain cap).

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.


Great River Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 427 Root Canal reviews

Patient Review By Mel K

I had my root canal done by Dr. Lund. The procedure was smooth and quick. He was thorough in explaining each steps while also being gentle. Afterwards, I had a follow-up with Dr. Saylor for some pain. He was very caring and made sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend both of them, and I would request either one of them again.

- Mel K

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Patient Review By Maggie J

This was my first ever root canal and I was very anxious about potential for pain during and after the procedure. I was very comfortable. Discomfort was minimal in the few days afterward, and faded as was explained to me. I would definitely return here for any other Endodontal care I ever need.

- Maggie J

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Patient Review By Rolf E

Minimal discomfort during the procedure.

- Rolf E

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Patient Review By Karla K

I was dreading my first root canal. GRE was the best decision. The doctor explained everything well and continued to ask if I had more questions. Very pleased by how quickly and professionally the job was done.

- Karla K

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Patient Review By Tim S

Have satisfied with the work done.

- Tim S

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Patient Review By Randy J

The staff was very helpful, cordial and informative. They made you feel comfortable with a procedure that no one probably looks forward to. The procedure was thoroughly explained before and after.

- Randy J

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Patient Review By John K

Very good service and comfortable with the information given to me, I had quite a few questions and got all of them answered. I stayed comfortable throughout the procedure.

- John K

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Patient Review By Tony W

Doctor was compassionate and caring, put me at ease and comfortable through the procedure.

- Tony W

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Patient Review By Doug M

They all did a great job! Professionally and personally I was treated great! Thank you all !!

- Doug M

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Patient Review By Rachel T

Appreciate how they listened to my nervousness concerns before and made adjustments to ensure I was able to breeze through the procedure. Very Professional and courteous!

- Rachel T

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Patient Review By Laura S

Great staff. Kate was very helpful, appreciate her help. I was put at ease with the procedure, very comfortable

- Laura S

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Patient Review By Geraldine F

The only suggestion I could make is that the medical form that you need filled out be sent via email to be filled out before coming into your office. Medical information and history is not something that we carry around with us. Filling out this information at home would give us the option of checking our records and giving you the correct information.

- Geraldine F

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Patient Review By Dorothy S

Very knowledgeable staff. Staff and dentist thoroughly answered my questions and concerns.

- Dorothy S

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Patient Review By Lakesha M

It was my first root canal and the staff and doctor made it super easy. Everyone was very knowledgeable and very friendly! I would definitely go there again and recommend them to my friends and family!

- Lakesha M

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Patient Review By Nicole F

Re treatment of root canal done elsewhere. I was pretty anxious because the appointment but there was no pain. Slight soreness after numbness wore off, that was it. Will return if I need work done in the future.

- Nicole F

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Patient Review By Lynn H

Great experience

- Lynn H

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Patient Review By Shelly B

Iā€™m so grateful to Dr Saylor and team for helping me on an urgent basis. Wonderful professionalism

- Shelly B

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Patient Review By Rachel S

Office was spacious and eye-appealing Restrooms clean and easily available Staff courteous and knowledgable Doctor and assistant put me at ease Root canal done quickly and well

- Rachel S

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Patient Review By Sue L

The staff was amazing. They went out of their way to help me.

- Sue L

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