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 to prevent a dental abscess. Without endodontic treatment, diseased teeth would need to be extracted. Root canal treatment stops the disease process and prevents infection so that the tooth can continue to provide function throughout life.


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St. Cloud St. Cloud Office Phone Number 320-259-5078 , St. Michael St. Michael Office Phone Number 763-497-0082 ,
Monticello Monticello Office Phone Number 763-295-2222 , Willmar Willmar Office Phone Number 320-259-5078

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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 in 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 a 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.

Ready to Schedule?


For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Endodontic team, call one of our offices today:
St. Cloud St. Cloud Office Phone Number 320-259-5078 , St. Michael St. Michael Office Phone Number 763-497-0082 ,
Monticello Monticello Office Phone Number 763-295-2222 , Willmar Willmar Office Phone Number 320-259-5078

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Great River Endodontics

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Made sure I understood what was being done and was comfortable.

- Susan J

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I felt very cared & well taken care of. They were attentive to my needs & comfort. That is super important.

- Lynn S

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Very pleasant staff. Everyone was very helpful. Appreciated this as this isn’t the most fun procedures to have done.

- Pennie K

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I have had 2 root canals within the last month and a half. I have severe dental anxiety and Dr. Karn and his assistants were very kind, gentle and made sure I was comfortable at all times. I had one root canal before and this experience with Dr. Karn was so much better. Please if your ever need of an Endodontist. Please use this office.

- Kristy T

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Great service, everyone was pleasant and the doctor was very caring.

- Trey S

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Excellent everything

- Jill E

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Very welcoming staff.

- ashley W

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Great service and made me feel at ease about getting a root canal.

- Andrew

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First root canal I’ve ever had and great river endo did an amazing job all the way through. As far as I’m concerned they will be the only place I go back to for future work.

- Cameron P

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My procedure was quick and efficient, and all staff were professional and friendly.

- Seyward A

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This is probably one of my least painful treatments at a dental office. Especially for a Root Canal.

- Harold R

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I have absolutely no reservations with recommending Great River Endodontics for your complex endodontic care. I can eat ice cream again - but probably shouldn't!

- Jason B

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I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Tucker and assistant. I had a crown but on with my regular dentist. After several months I was still having pain. My dentist was unsure which tooth was causing me pain. One look at the xray Dr. Tucker knew which one it was. It was the tooth with the new crown. They were able to do a root canal on it and made me very comfortable. They were so careful and kind. I have never been better taken care of. I will never go anywhere else for a root canal now.

- Madeline R

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Wow, is all I can say about how surprised I was that anyone could make a root canal not so bad. I don't want to say I hope that I ever have to have another root canal but if I do, I will treat it as just another dental visit because somehow the staff makes you feel so comfortable that you wonder why you were so nervous going in. Thank you for treating your patients so well and I have already recommended you to other family and friends.

- Kellie

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Dr Lund and his assistant Stacy were so easy to talk with; they really made me comfortable.

- Sandie B-R

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A very positive experience. Courteous staff. I would definitely return for any future endodontic needs.

- Kris D

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Dr Tucker made me comfortable, I had confidence in his treatment. It was a pleasant experience. I would recommend this office.

- Janice F

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Thanks for taking me on short notice. Dr. Karn and Courtney were excellent. Procedure went quickly and smoothly with virtually no post-procedure discomfort. I would not hesitate to return to your clinic.

- David M

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My experience all around was great!

- Liz L

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very awesome experience!

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