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.
Don’t Suffer From Tooth Pain Any Longer!
Pain in your tooth or gums may be a symptom of infected pulp. Great River Endodontics can perform a Root Canal to treat the infected pulp, relieve pain, and save your natural teeth!
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
Patient Review By Gene D
Tooth and jaw pain gone. Yeah
- Gene D
They made time for me in a full schedule to be evaluated and were honest about the situation with my tooth.
Patient Review By Adam R
Your staff is very nice and you get the job done in the first visit. I will be coming back as scheduled hopefully it goes just as smoothly. Overall excellent fast services.
- Adam R
Patient Review By Greg L
All good. Thank you.
- Greg L
Patient Review By Glenn S
slightly surprised with the amount of the bill !
- Glenn S
Patient Review By Cindy N
3 things I like in an Endodontist, fast, respectful and knowledgeable. The staff at this office was professional as well.
- Cindy N
Patient Review By Jean K
It was a great experience for me being the very first time of getting a root canal. No pain and the doctor told me everything that he was doing step by step !
- Jean K
Patient Review By Melinda S
Excellent service from the first call, arriving to visit, and during procedure. Nice to have people who do their job well!!
- Melinda S
Patient Review By Jon J
Very professional with very modern equipment
- Jon J
Patient Review By Pat T
Really great service! Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
- Pat T
Patient Review By Carla L
If I ever need another root canal, Dr. Karn would be the endodontist I would like assigned to me--I felt as if I was in competent hands throughout the entire process.
- Carla L
Patient Review By Cynthia H
Great dental care
- Cynthia H
Patient Review By Janice E
Very friendly and informative staff.
- Janice E
Patient Review By John B
The entire office is very professional. Everything is organized and the highest quality is achieved.
- John B
Patient Review By Peg B
I cannot say enough about the way I was treated during my procedure. Both Dr. Schuweiller and his nurse (I cannot remember her name for sure possibly Robin) and the intern in the room were excellent! Very nice clean operation all they way around.
- Peg B
Patient Review By William L
This was the best experience anyone could ask for.
- William L
Patient Review By Nathan M
Excellent care, comfortable environment and staff made me feel comfortable through the whole process. Definitely recommend
- Nathan M
Patient Review By Amy Z
In spite of a difficult procedure, everything was done to put me at ease and be as comfortable as possible.
- Amy Z
Patient Review By Ellie P
- Ellie P
Patient Review By Doren S
My root canal was an emergency procedure and I can not say enough how great the entire staff was in helping me. Dr, Karn and staff were very clear the process and I was completely comfortable the entire time. I would not hesitate to recommend them to all my family and friends.
- Doren S