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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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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Great staff and the procedure went smooth.

- Nate C

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I was having tooth pain and I was nervous about having a root canal. The overall process was painless quick and easy. If I ever need treatment again I will be coming back here.

- Brady S

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I put on my music and almost fell asleep - No pain at all . I definitely recommend having the procedure with Dr Anderson !

- RoxAnn S

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Very good job!

- Paul H

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Excellent-definitely happy with Dr Anderson's care. Brittany as well. Having a root canal was actually a good experience, would recommend Dr Anderson happily.

- Diane S

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Piece of cake,no problems

- Kenny B

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Procedure was very smooth and done without any pain. Staff explained everything they were doing and made me feel comfortable through the whole procedure.

- Dwight R

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Was very nervous what piece of cake very easy proceedure great Dr. and staff don't wait get it done. Highly recommended

- Dave C

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Exceptional service. Definitely recommend

- Glen W

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I honestly have been scared to do this procedure all week and it ended up being a walk in the park. Absolutely zero pain and it was over before I knew it. Pretty relieved here.

- Cody H

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When I came in I was worried about the pain that I may feel from getting a root canal. I've had some terrible experiences with dentists. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy the procedure was and how painless it was. The staff was great to work with.

- Katelyn D

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I had 3 root canals done.it was painless.

- Deb V

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I was very nervous for my root canal. Staff made me feel at ease. Doctor Anderson was great

- Tonia B

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Nothing worse than a toothache. I called my dentist & he referred me to Dr. Sergeant & Dr. Anderson to have a root canal, called them & it just so happened they could get me in the same day...Thank Goodness! Dr. Anderson was Great...even though I was afraid of a root canal it was going to relieve my pain so I was excited/scared all at once. And to my surprise the procedure went very well perhaps just as easy as a filling. So I highly recommend him to anyone!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

- Shelly G

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Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Doctor and assistant worked well together. They kept me informed of what was happening. Made sure I was comfortable. Good people.

- Ryan W

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Nothing to be nervous about, it goes fast! Ask for a pillow ( for your neck) so comfy! And I asked for a blanket, (I get cold easy) almost fell asleep! All are so very nice!

- Cynthia H

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Getting root canal done was painless and fast. I am relieved to have it done by a wonderful team of professionals.

- Virginija W

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Good experience after tooth damage made a root canal nessecary for 10 year old. Quick procedure and great communication.

- Leaf G

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The whole process was pain free. Dr. Anderson and the staff was very friendly and eased my nerves. I highly recommend Sioux City Endodontics to anyone in need of Endontic work!

- Maren M

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