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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy 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.

Kubelka Endodontics

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Everyone here is amazing! Not only do they honestly care about their patients, they deliver excellent care! I honestly could have taken a nap in the chair while Dr. Kubelka was working on my tooth. There was zero pain, the staff explained everything they were doing and I felt completely at ease the entire time I was there. This was a great experience. My only complaint is that I can't use this office as my primary dentist - just outstanding service. I would highly recommend!

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I would definitely come back the staff was nice and the Dr. Kubelka was hilarious he was very gentle and informative of my treatment. The added bonus the massage chair…

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I had a great experience! Dr. K and the staff were so very nice and informative on everything they were doing. They truly cared about the pain I was in and fixed me up quickly and I have had great results!

- Ashley F

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Dr Kubelka was very kind to me as well as the staff that works there. He made sure that I was completely comfortable mentally and physically. His mood was very pleasant. His chairside humor was very welcome. I decided to try the laughing gas for my root canal. The procedure went very well and I was relaxed. However, I think the laughing gas irritated my nose? I have had a runny nose with sneezing for almost 24 hours since the procedure. I will not ever do laughing gas again but my body can be weird sometimes. If I had it to do over, I would gladly let Dr Kubelka do my procedure but without the laughing gas. He is a great dentist.

- sheila c

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Would highly recommend. Excellent work and treatment plan. Gave me some hope for my tired old teeth!

- Carolyn K

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Simply the best! From initial contact to the gift mug after the procedure, everything thoughtfully and efficiently accomplished!

- Jennifer C

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I loved the doctor and his staff. He took the time to explain what I had, very professional and caring. The staff were all super kind. Of course I recommend him. I’m so happy I was referred to him.

- Yanett H

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When the procedure was over I sat up And said I thought root canals were suppose to be awful. That was a piece of cake. The Dr and staff could not be more caring friendly and professional. They explained every step before proceeding. I highly recommend this office!

- Jim R

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Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and put me at ease. I have a fear of denal work; however everything was explained, Dr. K. Took time making me feel good about procedure and explained what was going to happen. I am so glad I went to him and recommend anyone needing services that this is the Dr. To go too

- Sheryl S

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Best dental procedure I’ve ever had!

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