Root Canal TREATMENT

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 an 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.

Kubelka Endodontics

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Dr Kubelka put me at ease during my 2 root canal experiences with him. He has a great chair side professional manner, very informative, entertaining, & kind. No pain due to the treatments! His staff is so kind & compassionate. I’m fortunate my dentist recommended him to me. Thank you Dr & Staff.

- Frankye N

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This was the best Dental experience I have ever had and pain free. Dr K and his staff went above and beyond.

- Clyde C

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Just got out of the chair. The “funnest” root canal I’ve ever had. Dr kubelka’s passion for his work is so refreshing and his staff’s compassion for my comfort was unparalleled…plus, we talked about music as much as we could…and I got a “door prize” when I left! Great experience…go see him before he retires…ha!

- Dan B

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Friendly and a true professional. Very good at explaining the procedure and why it was necessary. The staff is first class.

- Brian C

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They treat you with respect all the time take of you doctor and the staff may fill good all the time thanks

- Edith L

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Everything was wonderful I'm very appreciative of the kindness that was shown to me wish I could give more stars highly recommend ️

- Robin

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I am so pleased with everything at Kubelka Endodontics! Wonderful staff!! They are friendly, caring and efficient. I even got in early as they were running ahead! Thank you all so much.

- Robin K

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My experience was such a nice one. No pain and the sweet staff made sure I was comfortable. Dr. Kubelka certainly knows what he is doing and I so appreciated his explaining the procedure to me. I would highly recommend him to my friends. Thank you Dr. Kubelka and staff. I was in great hands.

- Ramona R

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I presented w/ the dreaded 'Cracked Tooth Syndrome' on a lower molar. A deep crack derived from chewing forces extended deep inside the tooth causing my pain. Whether or not the tooth could be saved depended on the extent and location of the crack, which can only be determined by magnification and microscopy. A retired dentist myself, I didn't want to lose this tooth. Dr. K opened into the pulp chamber and under the microscope determined no evidence was observed the dreaded crack extended beyond too far. The prognosis, he said, for saving the tooth was even better than expected --- Excellent !! And within about 30-40 minutes the canal preps had been completed (3-canals) and sealed and I was on my way. A few weeks later, after finding a new general dentist, a gold crown was fabricated to fit and support that molar. And better than all of that, there's never been a single twingle of discomfort since first walking into Dr. K's office. Overall, I can attest this was the most pleasant dental experience I've ever experienced. The staff members were knowledgeable, friendly and well organized. I can see now why Dr. Kubelka has been so highly appreciated by his patients thru his work both as a GP and now in Specialty practice.

- W D F

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Thanks! Will be returning for any future needs.

- Weston A

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