Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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 it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure 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.

 
 

Valley Endodontics, PC

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Dr Dwan was very personable, and explained the procedure throughout the entire time. The staff was also very friendly, which put me at ease. Great care!

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was a good experience for a root canal. would recommend this dr to others. would come back here again for other services.

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i was very nervous and after doc explained everything and he numbed my tooth good... i couldnt feel anything. Staff was very nice and good.

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Had a root canal here 2 years ago it was fast and painless both times!

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I visited Dr. Dwan’s office for a root canal. The receptionist called for a reminder and informed me exactly what my out-of-pocket costs would be. I appreciated that. The staff was friendly. I had very minimal wait time. Dr. Dwan and his assistant explained what they were doing through the entire procedure. They did a great job at managing any pain. And they both made me comfortable. In addition, I bet I was in the dentist chair for far less than an hour. I didn’t know that a root canal could be such a pleasant, stress free experience. Great job!

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This office has an excellent staff. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Dwan is very kind and so good about talking you through your procedure. I was able to get in sooner than planned because of a cancellation which I was very thankful for because we were going out of state. I would highly recommend this office. Five stars for sure!!

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an excellent and stress free visit. everyone was very orofessional and the dr explained everything clearly.

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I felt very comfortable

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Very nervous to have a root canal, everything went well, no pain!

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Painless root canal! Thank you

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I really appreciate everything Dr Dwan and his staff did for me, thank you!

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I hate needles and was so scared, turned out to be so easy and I barely felt the needle!!

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