Root Canal Therapy

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 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 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.

Liberty Endodontics

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I was very anxious about getting a root canal, but Dr. Lask and the staff were great at making me feel comfortable and confident in the procedure. It was painless and quick. I'm very thankful for my referral to Liberty Endodontics.

- Ashton M

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Wonderful staff--super nice and helpful with after care instructions

- Anonymous

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Very quickly accommodated me on short notice! Wonderful staff & experience!!

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Wouldn't go anywhere else EVER . Highly recommend

- Erin S

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Best pain free root canal ever. Dr. Lask and Staff are unbelievably kind!

- Karen D

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First root canal and Dr. Lask was phenomenal!

- Shannon S

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My second root canal with Dr Lask and I would highly recommend him.

- Debbie D

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I am terrified of the dentist and this was the easiest thing I've ever done. Dr. Lask is so friendly and caring and all the staff. I will definitely recommend this office always. If you can say a root canal is a great experience, it was here!

- Christine L

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Everything was explained so well. The procedure itself was incredibly fast and I felt very well taken care of. By far, the best dental experience I have had in my life.

- Kathleen W

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I came screaming in pain and left with a smile on my face. (Well I was numb so I think I was smiling) very precise and painless work. 5 star rating

- Jayson Z

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I would HIGHLY recommend Dr Lask to anyone but especially anyone who hates shots or is hard to numb because he's great!!!

- Dee

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This is the best, friendliest, most professional dental office I've ever been to. Thank you for taking such good care of me!

- Kathy T

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From beginning to end ALL the staff were professional, friendly and fast. I was in and out and pain free. I highly recommend.

- Timesha

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I'm so scared when I come, but the doctor and ALL the staff are awesome and so patient. Thank you!!!

- Katherine T

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Both were very down to earth and easy to work with. Explained steps that were taken and warned me of any pain that I may experience. Great staff as well, will definitely come back and refer others!

- Kami H

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Your office gives me that "RIGHT AT HOME" feeling

- Angie S

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James (dental technician) was very helpful and comforting through the process.

- Monica S

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Dr Lask and staff are absolutely AMAZING! Would definitely recommend to anyone! Thanks you Dr Lask and staff !

- Angela M

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Dentist and assistant were wonderful..no pain

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always Leary about trying a new dentist and this was the easiest experience. I will recommend to all my friends! Very happy.

- Anonymous

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Great service, very friendly staff! thank you!

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I was very nervous about my root canal. Dr. Lask and James were fantastic. Positive experience.

- Anonymous

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I was very nervous because this was my first experience with a root canal but everyone made me feel at ease. It was painless and Dr. Lask made sure that everything was done 100%. Hopefully no more root canals but if I do I will be returning here.

- Brittany b

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Done real good,

- Anonymous

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Everything was Great

- karen W

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Dr. Lask was wonderful!! Great experience from start to finish!

- Tammy

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Staff and Dr.Lask were very professional, courtesy, kind and efficient. Best dentistry in the area.

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i would highly recommend this office to family & friends.

- tatum p

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Everyone was very friendly and accommodating.

- Lisa B

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Wonderful experience!! Dr. Lask was fabulous treatment was fast! Friendly staff! I would definitely recommend to friends and family if they need dental care.

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Very comfortable atmosphere, calming personality,!

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I'm very happy with my entire experience. I have had bad experiences in the past at other offices but everything was wonderful from scheduling me quickly to my treatment both dentally and personally.

- Rebecca R

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Best root canal experience ever

- Tamara G

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I was nervous coming in here for my root canal, but everything went very smoothly and Dr. Lask was great. Thank you!

- Anonymous

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I was referred by my regular dentist for a root canal retreat. I've been through 4 root canals and this one was the easiest and most pain free. The doctor was great and thoroughly explained my options. I'll be back for any future procedures to be sure.

- Michael p

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Excellent service

- lucinda R

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I have never had a root canal before. Dr. Lask and his staff were ALL professional, caring, and made my painful dental issue easier to get through. Dr. Lask was very gentle, thorough, knowledgeable in his field, and made me feel at ease. If I ever need another root canal I will come back to him. I will refer everyone I know to him. I am thankful I was referred to him.

- Denise W

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Overall great experience first time I saw Dr Lask in 2009... So I requested his services again from my primary dentist. Thank you

- Krista Q

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A very pleasant experience!

- Cathy S

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The whole staff was great !!!Thank you 🙂

- crystal S

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Thank you for making this a wonderful, pain-free experience!

- Amanda B

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I was very happy with my visit

- lynn c

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The staff was great! Dr. Lask and James were amazing!

- Anonymous

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Everything was done to put me at ease and explain the procedure. The blanket was a nice touch.

- karen M

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I am so happy and pleased that I came to this location !!! Defiantly will recommend !!!!!

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Two thumbs up 🙂

- Emily S

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I am so pleased with dr.lask. He did an excellent job. Both he and Stacy were professional while still considerate and caring. Very, very, pleased.

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great staff, timely apt, great help with dental benefits, friendly and welcoming staff, beautiful and comfortable office.

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Good experience!

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Great service!!

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