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.

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.

Sioux City Endodontics

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Wonderful and better than expected based on rumored horror of root canals. Thank you!

- Sheri D

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Easy fast painless

- Robert H

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Very easy, no problems at all

- John S

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It was quick and painless not much different then getting a filling.

- Brian E

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Highly recommended!!

- Shannon B

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Had process done before on another tooth.with pain I had the last week was actually looking forward to this visit..less pain involved than getting a filling or extraction.

- Mike K

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I have dentist anxiety but he took care of all of that. Very easy going and patient oriented I would strongly recommend him and his staff.

- Terry R

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I was very nervous about getting a root canal; however, Dr Anderson, Brittney, and Tessa did an excellent job at explaining the procedure. They put me at ease. I felt no pain and when they were finished, I asked them if they did it. Very easy procedure no need for worries!

- Robin V

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Everyone was very nice and supportive. Dr. Was very reassuring and calm.

- Heather F

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Today I received a root canal, due to intense right mouth pain. Dr. Anderson did an awesome job keeping me calm through the procedure and explaining everything that was going on. I am not one that likes the dentist, however my teeth are very important to me. Today's root canal was pain free and very easy process. I am walking out feel great and pain free.

- Candy K

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This facility worked hard to take care of me. It was an emergency root canal and it went so well . I was very pleased with the whole experience.

- Lee Anne S

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This procedure was fairly quick and easy. I felt very comfortable with the doctor and dental assistant.

- Karen R

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Very nice staff and Doctor. Root canal was painless and quick.

- Joe W

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Very professional and pain free not scary at all

- Dirk A

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The staff was very friendly and welcoming. Doctor explained everything thoroughly before beginning and was very attentive. The procedure was really easy and was made as comfortable as possible. Great experience!

- Sarah F

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Everything went super smoothly! Staff and Dr. Anderson were fantastic!

- LoLa B

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Don't be scared, it's really not so bad! The worst part is the numbing, and then you don't feel anything the rest of the time.

- Samantha P

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Yo recomiendo a otras personas que vengan a esta officina, el tratamiento no es doloroso.

- Elizabeth orozco

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Root canal was not painful and didn't take long to do. Would highly recommend this office.

- Cindy M

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It was less painful and less stressful than anticipated. Everyone did all they could to make me feel comfortable and make the visit as painless as possible. Would highly recommend this office

- Sharon N

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