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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This office was one of the nicest offices I have ever been to. They were kind, courteous, and explained everything that they were doing in a way I was able to understand. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone!

- Leslie T

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You can tell when you have a good doctor working on you, and Doctor Kubelka is that doctor. He is absolutely the best endodontist I've ever been to, and I've already started telling my co-workers and friends about him.

- Todd B

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Dr. Kubelka and his staff were wonderful. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere put me at ease through the entire experience. I usually have severe jaw pain after dental work and because of his techniques, I was pain free. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kubleka and will return if I have future need.

- Susan H

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My experience with Dr Kubelka and his staff was in every way geared to help me feel comfortable and pain free. If I designed a program of endodontic care from start to finish, it would be what they already have in place. Thank you!

- Mary W

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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.

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