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

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Very wonderful, knowledgeable friendly people. Thank you!

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Patient Review By Hannah K

Dr. Saylor was incredibly nice and the appointment was both quick and totally painless. I had no questions about how to care for my mouth after the procedure, and had no pain once the numbness wore off.

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Patient Review By Brenda R

The staff was great. Got in right away.

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Patient Review By Kirkland N

Dr. Lund is a Rockstar at what he does. He did such a great job on my tooth. Him and the entire staff made it a Great Experience.

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Patient Review By Vicki M

They would be my first choice to come to if I need help again. I would also request the same dentist. He was great. I can’t remember the name of the woman who greeted me and helped with my paperwork and other concerns I had. She was so kind, informative and best of all I could tell she likes people and she likes her job. She was training in a new worker and I watched and she was great training her too. Great River is lucky to have her.

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Patient Review By Julie B

Dr Saylor is SO patient, kind, and respectful.

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Patient Review By James S

everything awesome

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good all around

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Patient Review By Rita A

Was pleased with the overall process

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Patient Review By Pat D

Would highly recommend…you can definitely see that everyone loves their job.

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Patient Review By Janet C

Great place! My best root canal ever.

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Patient Review By Donald K

I was treated very well. The procedure was explained to me as it went along.

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Patient Review By Carol K

Very professional

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Patient Review By Sara A

Wonderful staff and service. Least painful and shortest recovery time for a root canal I have ever had.

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Patient Review By Terri T

Easy to find, friendly personnel, helpful and answered questions.

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Patient Review By JAMES S

NO ISSUES

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Patient Review By Tim K

Very comfortable appointment, was worried about the procedure but the staff and doctor made me at ease with everything explained prior to each part of the appointment. Thank you very much

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Patient Review By Bob E

Great service

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Patient Review By Liz G

No problems at all

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