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 329 Root Canal reviews.

Patient Review By Diane J

The only thing that was hard to swollow was the cost. It is a very expenseive procedure and based on that I can understand why people do not go to the dentist.

- Diane J

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Patient Review By Renae B

The Dr was extremely kind and wanted to be sure my questions were answered…

- Renae B

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Patient Review By DALE D

Young staff. Highly competent. 5 star Recommendation


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Patient Review By steven c

other than waiting time everything was great. I thought the doctor and his assistant were amazing and truly cared about my well being.

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Patient Review By LouAnne P

I really liked that everything was explained to me before they did anything. I also liked how friendly the entire staff was from the time of check-in till I left the office because it lessen the anxiousness of the procedure being done. I would highly recommend this office to my friends and family.

- LouAnne P

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Patient Review By eric F

Everyone made me feel comfortable

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Patient Review By karen v

friendly, professional staff.. appreciated dr. talking me through the procedure. very little residual pain after procedure.

- karen v

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Patient Review By Roger S

Everything was absolutely perfect. No pain for a root canal—amazing!

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Patient Review By Colleen M

Very professional service overall

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Patient Review By Maryann H

Great clinic. Very professional staff.

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Patient Review By Tom V

Friendly and efficient.

- Tom V

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Patient Review By Jim H

Clinic and staff are great. I have 2 concerns, one is that on every phone call I was told to expect to pay xxx amount of dollars. I understand the need to collect cash as I am a retired optometrist, but it may seem that your number one concern may not be for the patient, but for their money. The other concern is for the doctor I saw. I was in to seem him twice and I couldn’t tell you what he looks like. Both times he sat behind me as he looked at his monitor and talked. I don’t believe we ever had eye contact as I couldn’t crank my head around that far.

- Jim H

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Patient Review By Pauline I

Fit me in for root canal when full schedule due to emergent need. Dr. was amazing with care and explanations. Overall staff great to work with.

- Pauline I

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Patient Review By John P

Dr Saylor is Awesome, he’s done a few root canal’s for me and is one of the most caring and personable Doctors I’ve ever had

- John P

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The time spended in the chair went quickly and the Dr. was very good at what he had to do.

- Anonymous

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Patient Review By Cheryl B

First time I have had a procedure that my bite feels perfect!! Excellent work. Thank you

- Cheryl B

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Patient Review By Steve M

Very friendly staff and the doctor and assistant’s were great

- Steve M

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Patient Review By Paula V

Though I dreaded this procedure, I was immediately put at ease by the warm and friendly staff there. Dr. Saylor was gentle as he and his assistant worked together on a stubborn molar. Dr. Saylor saved my tooth and my crown and I was thrilled!

- Paula V

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