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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I had not expected to have the work done on my first visit. The staff took time to explain everything to me and make me comfortable during the process and a chair with a back massage is a bonus!

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The staff and Dr. were all very nice!! Everything was explained in detail. Very attentive to making sure I was comfortable. The overall up to date technology was very impressive. I was not looking forward to a root canal… was a bit anxious. However they put me at ease throughout every step. I highly recommend this Dr and his staff!! They were A+. I had a great experience!!

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Dr.K and staff were excellent! So refreshing to see the focus being on the patient,the care,kindness, and treatment were absolutely top notch! Dr. K explained everything and was an expert with his treatment. I will definitely refer my family and friends to Dr.K!

- Sarah D

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Visiting Dr. Kubela's office was the least painful dental experience of my life, as there was no pain with my 2 root canals. The whole staff was super friendly and very caring. Dr. Kubelka is The Man when it comes to root canals.

- Charles T

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Best and most caring. Wanted to keep me pain-free and cal. Yes will refer them and yes will go back. Buttons would not let me push YES!

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This was the first time I’ve had to have a root canal. Honestly, when I heard the news, I was terrified! I’d heard nothing but horror stories. But Dr. Kubelka and his team were AMAZING! What a great group and the level of care far exceeded anything I could have imagined. Thank you so much!

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