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 Karen T

Procedure went very well ..pleased

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Patient Review By Teresa C

I have a dental phobia and was EXTREMELY nervous about this appointment. Everyone was very kind and understanding and did wonderful job helping to ease my anxiety. The root canal went well and Dr. Karn made sure I was comfortable the entire time. It helped that he added some humor to help me relax as well. I would definitely refer Dr. Karn and this clinic!

- Teresa C

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Patient Review By Lyle M

Conveniently located and easy communication to understand.

- Lyle M

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Patient Review By Joe M

My first root canal and it went so much better than I had expected. Dr and staff both did a great job.

- Joe M

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Patient Review By Dayna P

I had a bad dental experience many years ago which caused severe dental anxiety. I needed a root canal and was very nervous about the procedure. Dr Shay and his assistant were so kind and caring. I thought I would definitely need laughing gas for the procedure, but they were able to ease my anxiety and made sure I was ok during every step of the process. Don’t worry about the horror stories you hear about root canals when Dr Shay is taking care of you. He is amazing! I will definitely seek him out should I need further care.

- Dayna P

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Patient Review By Jamie K

Great experience!!

- Jamie K

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A very good experience

- Anonymous

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Patient Review By JIM S

QUICK AND PROFESSIONABLE, GOOD ATMOSPHERE, GOOD COMUNICATION

- JIM S

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Patient Review By Pam V

I had a great visit that went very smoothly!

- Pam V

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Patient Review By Darren M

Dr. Saylor was most excellent, did great work! His assistant was very nice as well 😉

- Darren M

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Patient Review By Mary C

The doctor and assistant worked very well together to make the re-do on an old root canal go as smooth and painless as possible. I appreciated the respect they had for each other's role in the procedure. Will definitely recommend.

- Mary C

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Patient Review By Mary W

Thanks for a pain free root canal. All staff were pleasant and helpful. The appointment was easy to make and the process was efficient.

- Mary W

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Patient Review By Cindi H

Dr Shay and the staff were so caring and accommodating during my two visits and episodes with vertigo. Thank you!!

- Cindi H

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Patient Review By Kirk L

Hopefully I won't ever need another root canal, but if I do, I'll use these guys. Very professional and proficient.

- Kirk L

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Patient Review By Becky K

Excellent care

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Patient Review By LINDA J

Excellent treatment and professional!

- LINDA J

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Patient Review By Kayla H

I was really nervous even thinking about my root canal but as soon as I got there, I felt at ease and everything went perfect. Very very good experience!

- Kayla H

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Patient Review By Robert S

Fast, painless…almost. Great staff!

- Robert S

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Patient Review By Brittany W

Dr Shay was phenomenal. I have anxiety when it comes to anything dental related. I usually will get the nitrous oxide as well as getting numb but because I am currently pregnant I was unable to get the nitrous oxide. He was very gentle and thought he did a terrific job. I have had previous root canals done by others, this was by far the easiest one to have done. Thank you for hopefully making my dental anxiety lift a little.

- Brittany W

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Patient Review By Maurice S

Ver positive experience. Don’t eat to come back though 🙂

- Maurice S

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