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 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.

Kubelka Endodontics

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I typically do not leave reviews, yet this was such a wonderful experience. The staff from beginning to end was extremely kind and respectful. Dr. Kubelka is the ultimate professional. I experienced the love for what he does as it showed through his meticulousness work with such precision. I felt cared for throughout the entire process with minimal amount of pain.

- Neissha K

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Dr. Kubelka’s staff was very welcoming and he explained every step of the procedure. Along with his knowledge, he also has a good sense of humor.

- Brenda L

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My experience was amazing. From start to finish I was made to feel comfortable and at ease. I normally do not enjoy seeing a dentist and was hesitant to have a root canal. But Dr. Kubelka quickly put me at ease with his ability to be efficient but not rushed, focused but caring and he also talked to me explaining what he was doing step by step. And the icing on the cake was that the procedure was pain free and the next day I experienced almost no soreness. This made for the best dental experience I have ever had! I wish Dr. Kubelka could do my routine dental care. I highly recommend Dr. Kubelka, especially if you are hesitant or afraid of having a dental procedure.

- Anthony E

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I never thought a root canal could be a great experience, but it truly was. I highly recommend this office for a root canal. It was even painless. Afterward I went straight to work and didn't feel any pain all day or the next day.

- Dawn B

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Would recommend Dr. Kubelka to anyone who needs professional, excellent dental work performed. Best experience ever in 50 years. JW

- James W

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From the moment I walked in the lobby to when I left it was a wonderful experience. Yes even the root canal experience.I highly recommend this Doctor and his staff to anyone who is in need of their service.

- Charles Jerry S

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I came to Dr. Kubelka for root canal treatment. I have tmj issues and was very worried about having my mouth open for that long. Afraid that it would leave me very sore. Dr. Kubelka addressed all my concerns with me and made me very comfortable with the plan of action. I went with oral sedation and between that and using a bite block I felt very little discomfort the day following the procedure( nothing that ibuprofen can't handle). I definitely recommend them. If you are someone like me who is nervous for the dentist because of past bad experience, tmj issues, or any other issues don't think twice about calling them. They will definitely help you and make sure you are comfortable throughout the whole process!

- Faith Q

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Love this place. I actually fell asleep while Dr Kubelka was doing my root canal!! Awesome customer service!

- Tracey G

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I can’t thank you all enough for making my root canal an enjoyable experience! All of the staff was professional, caring, personable, and timely. Dr Kubelka, you and your staff are one of a kind! Thank you!!

- Abby D

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I called after seeing my dentist and was given an appointment the very next morning for a root canal . Arriving on that cold winter morning I had some anxiety about some things . I had forgotten the info to bring from my dentist , how much pain was I to endure and , some claustrophobia issues. The staff was so positive in dealing with these issues and so disarming with friendliness I soon felt in very good hands at much at ease. They had warm blankets available if I wanted them, and the chair had a vibrating massage for the back. Discovering nitrous oxide or laughing gas available I chose to have it administered but with the stuff he used to get rid of the pain it was not really needed. The only pain I felt was that brief moment that was required to locate the problem tooth . My root canal took a little longer than usual but I had some deep roots, and he was very thorough in cleaning them out . I never felt any discomfort and the staff teamwork was exceptional . They kept up a lively discussing at times I wished I could have joined in. Upon finishing I I was given a really nice coffee mug that me and my wife compete for , written instructions on what to do , a script , and I was still able to go straight to work from there ! I had no fat lip or loss of feeling that usually takes several hours to deal with. Dr Kubelka called me the next day for a follow up inquiry as to how things were going and if he was needed I was to call on his cell number . I will always choose him in the future and highly recommend him !

- Jack H

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