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

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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Dr. Lask made it quick and painless. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

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Friendly staff, Dr. Lask was great!

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The best endo I have been to.

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Dr. Lask is very nice as well as his staff.

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As comfortable as possible for a root canal

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Most Gentle Dentist Ever! Didn't feel the novocaine shots cause he knows what he is doing - would highly recommend! (And he has a great soundtrack of music!)

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Great treatment and staff very friendly.

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everyone was very friendly and made sure I had everything I needed

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Great service! Fast, efficient and friendly. They took care of me and took the time to answer any questions I had.

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Very nice people! Excellent service and care! Highly recommended! Thank you!

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If you have to have a root canal and have anxiety, this is the place to go.

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Root canal was painless

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Absolutely no pain involved, not even the numbing process.

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Could not ask for a more painless experience. Dr. Lask is phenomenal!

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I was super nervous for my 1st root canal but it turned out to be a breeze! ,

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Thank you everyone. James, you are awesome!

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I was freeing out about havering a root canal, but once I got back in the room it was just so simple and they made it so easy. On a scale from 1 to 10 it was a perfect 10! Thanks from making it so pleasant.

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Quick easy procedure for a root canal. Appreciated a quick appt opening as well.

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I was terrified before my visit,however it was not as I had thought. It was painless.

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Very impressed with all aspects of my experience.

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as good as a root canal can be

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Wonderful experience; pain free!

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The staff and doctor made sure I was comfortable. It was as pleasant an experience as possible.

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Dr. Lask was very good at making me feel calm and comfortable. He was very reassuring and I felt safe in his care.

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Great experience!!! Very pleasant team to have work on me.

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I was a nervous wreck coming into the office for my procedure. Everyone put me at ease the moment I walked in the door. Any requests I had were met with kindness and courtesy. Both the doctor and hygienist were so kind and understanding. Everything was very easy! Thank you all so much!

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true meaning of painless dentistry!

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Quick and professional!,

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Quick and painless. We will never go anywhere else for endodontics. They are the best!

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Very professional staff, my experience was amazingly easy.

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Awesome service! Couldn't have done a better job numbing my mouth. Hopefully won't have to return, but if so we won't dread it!

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Great experience! Completely painless. Love this office and the staff

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This was a really great experience. I was so surprised at the ease of which this procedure was performed. Everyone was great and very professional. Would do it again in a heartbeat

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I was very pleased with Dr. Lask and his professionalism. I really appreciated his staff as well, they were very informative and kind. I would recommend Liberty Endodontics to anyone.

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