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
Quick procedure....no pain
- Lottie Stephens
Very friendly staff. Procedure was explained well and was done with care.
- Dominic L
This was my first root canal, i was very nerous. Everyone was so nice. Thank u for the great care
- gabby M
well worth every penny. thanks
- ken t
Was not looking forward to getting a root canal but it went awesome!
- Dennis S
Pain free, 1st time experience with Dr. Dwan! For the 1st time in my life, I had an exceptional pain free procedure! I highly recommend Dr. Dwan to anyone that has fear of oral care. His staff is very compassionate, and very knowledgeable.
- lisa S
absolutely amazing will come back if i ever need anything done
- jericho k
Awesome job! Felt no pain!
- Veronica M
Every one was professional and friendly. Procedure was quick and painless.
- kathleeb F
Great care and very nice staff!!
- Dorthy B
- Henry G
A fantastic root canal experience. Quick, clean, friendly, and 0 pain during and after procedure!
- Dan V
Excellent service. Felt very comfortable during the whole procedure. I was told the procedure every step of the way. Definitely would recommend.
- James D
The staff were very nice. Dr. Dwan is a very calm and comforting presence. The procedure was not as bad as I thought it would be, and it was very quick.
- Brandy S
Exceptional staff and dr
- louann M
- Ron S
care was exceptional
- Brent B
Thankyou for your care and concern. You made me feel comfortable.
- maryann T
Another painless root canal! Only place I would come to for this procedure!
- Charles L
always a good experience with staff and procedures
- Pam P