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.
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.
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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Patient Review from Christopher B
The entire Advanced Endodontic team was incredibly helpful in resolving my tooth pain via root canal therapy.
- Christopher B
Patient Review from Donna P
I worked in the dental field for over 30 years but still had my own dental phobias..Needless to say I was not looking forward to my first root canal. Dr Simon and his staff were very comforting, and my root canal was seamless! No pain during or after.. A big thanks to all in your warm and professional office..
- Donna P
Patient Review from Jonathan S
I don't think anyone looks forward to a root canal, but this was a smooth, efficient, and pleasant experience. From the lovely Margret who helped find an appointment that worked with my work schedule, to the uber kind and knowledgeable Dr. Cantamesa, I felt like this was us working together to plan my dental care. I will recommend this practice to my friends and colleagues.
- Jonathan S
Patient Review from Jeanne B
I was a Friday afternoon emergency appt and was welcomed to the office as if I was expected. Everyone was so nice. The care during and follow up after my procedure was caring and professional. Although it was root canal, everything was done to make it as pleasant as possible. Thank you!
- Jeanne B
Patient Review from Rachel W
Everyone was warm, welcoming and professional. I felt that I was in exceptionally good hands. And great music while in the chair, too! No pain at all. HIghly recommend this practice.
- Rachel W
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Patient Review from Susan D
Felt very comfortable and at ease. Dr explained everything he was doing and had good sense of humor.
- Susan D
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Patient Review from Sandra S
Great endodontic practice. The office staff was very helpful and Dr. Ribera very talented. Everything went like clockwork with no discomfort. High tech dentistry at it's finest.
- Sandra S
Patient Review from Mark W
Wonderful care and treatment! First rate!
- Mark W
Patient Review from Marilyn P
I am a whimp when it comes to dental work. Staff and endodontist were terrific and endodontist gave me a high level of confidence in his work. He did a fantastic job and was very caring to insure that my problem was resolved. He also provided me with options and rationale for choices, which gave me a feeling of some control over what was to occur. Outstanding professionalism.
- Marilyn P
Patient Review from Matthew C
I liked the way he explains exactly what he is doing.
- Matthew C
Patient Review from Amy S
Amazing service and brilliant work!
- Amy S
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Patient Review from Jennifer G
My doctor was awesome! I didn't feel hardly anything throughout the procedure but a little bit of pressure. Today is the next day and I don't feel anything! Will come back to this place if I ever need another root canal done in the future!
- Jennifer G
Patient Review from Jeanne D
I was visiting for the weekend and required emergency care. The office was exceptional about getting an appointment for me. Dr Mehnick was awesome! She went over options and then performed a difficult root canal. I was very pleased with the whole experience.
- Jeanne D
Patient Review from Matthild S
Always look forward to root canals at this practice.
- Matthild S