Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 22 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 tissue. It 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 endodontic (root canal) treatment to take out 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 over 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 ensure your comfort. 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

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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 within a few days after root canal therapy has been completed to schedule a follow-up restoration. 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.

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While I hope to not have another root canal, the overall experience was simple and much less painful than expected.

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I have totally lost faith in dentists after a few recent terrible visits to doctors around the area since my usual doctor was out. But you guys have restored my faith! totoally easygoing and professional, my procedure was quick and actually painless! People have been totally surprised when I say, smiling, "I had a root canal yesterday!" Thank you so much for helping me out of years of pain. I can smile in winter this year!

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I love the fact that Dr Assadipour called me the next day to check on me to see how im feeling. Most office dont call unless its to make an Appointment. So Thank you.

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Very good practice. Accommodating. Made an otherwise unpleasant experience as easy as possible. Dr. Simon explained the procedure very well. Excellent nurse.

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The doctor is the best

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I was blown away by Dr. Assadipour's kind demeanor, not just with me, but with the dental assistant staff. I've seen her three times and each time she has been courteous, professional, and patient in her interactions with other staff. It may seem like a strange comment, but I can't tell you the number of dental offices I've been to where the doctors treat the techs and assistants horribly and with no common decency (I have in fact walked out of one dentist office when the mistreatment was egregious). It really stood out to me and I appreciated very much the working relationships within the office. Not to mention her technical skill and expertise was superb. Love this office!

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Both Dr. Goodman and his student Christopher were extremely thorough in describing and explaining each step of the procedure and making sure that I was comfortable. Nobody wants to have a root canal, but this was as easy as it could have been!

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I particularly appreciated Dr Simon's explanation of the procedure as he performed each step. His assistant was excellent in helping me relax, not an easy feat! There was no explanation at the overall rating prompt - hope the rating I selected was the top as I intended.

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Yes. I liked the way Dr. Hetz explained what he was going to do, and then also said what he was doing while he was doing it, all without being at all over-talkative. It helped a great deal to know what he was doing while my tooth was being drilled and repaired. Very much appreciated.

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Made a difficult procedure as pleasant as possible.

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