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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Dr Ribera and Christopher are excellent and kind and I appreciated the detailed explanations of what was going on each step of the way. I have terrific appreciation for the superb quality of care I have always gotten from your practice-thank you!
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Very kind & helpful staff. I especially appreciate that the doctor explained at the consultation appointment & at the root canal procedure what she was doing throughout the process.
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Professional, and very pleasant. Explained all parts of the root canal procedure well performing the work. This was very much appreciated
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Superb experience. Thoughtful and concerned care.
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Excellent service. Front desk knows what they are doing..no paperwork problems in or out. Dr Assidapour and techs did excellent job with no pain and minimal discomfort explaining procedure as it went along. A very good experience. Excellent
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Patient Review from Thomas A
Dr. Cantamessa and Christopher were great. I felt like he was highly skilled and was employing the latest technology. He was very patient to answer all of my questions and explain the options. I would highly recommend him to other patients.
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Drs. Simon & Ribera, and the staff, were wonderful. Outstanding care and professional experience. Thanks!!!
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Keep up the good work. I left the office in good spirit and excellent guidance following the procedure.
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Patient Review from Karen L
Staff was very friendly and the root canal procesure preformed by Dr. Hetz was done expertly. I have been to many endodentists and this experience was exceptional! I give them my highest recommendation!
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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.
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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