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.
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.
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
Worked me in real fast on a cancelation. Verry nice staff. Love how dr. Explains everything he is doing or going to do. No discomfort with the therapy.
- sharon p
Relieved to be able to get in so quickly to have my tooth taken care of!
- Shane B
i was able to get appointment quickly. everything was explained throughout the entire process. the procedure went better then i thought it would overall a great experience considering the reason for my visit.
- Brian P
Very professional, appreciate all the explaination throughout procedure
- Gary H
Very easy and painless experience, staff is awesome.
- Katie L
I was so nervous to come in for my root canal and Dr. Dwan calmed me down by talking to me during the whole procedure. He explained everything he was doing the entire time and everyone in the office were so pleasant. Carrie was great too!! I will be back (if I have to). Thanks!!
- Joshua B
So happy to get in so quickly! Very fast procedure!
- Jerri R
Kept me well informed of what was going to go on very satisfied
- Matthew B
Can I give more than 5 stars? 🙂 Above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable before, during and after
- Jackie D
Very polite and professional.
- Jason L
Overall pleasant experience.
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- angela M
a great experience. great staff, and Doctor. thanks.
- carlos m
Easier than expected for intimidating procedure. Excellent explanations along the way.
- ellen W
Felt very comfortable
- karen M
I had a great experience with Dr. Dwan and his office staff. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism
- heather p
Great first experence
- jakob R
- Regina C
good service. No pain at all. great job.
- Len P
I would not goto anyone else.
- Laura B