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

5 out of 5 stars based on 101 Root Canal reviews.

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The scariest thing about any dental procedure is, of course, the novicane. These guys are VERY gentle with that part, and the assistants are great at putting you at ease before, during, and after the procedure. Would definitely refer friends to this office.

- Kelli C

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Much less painful than getting a filling. Really nice not needing to use novocaine.

- Gordon P

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Root canal procedure is pain free, and quicker than a filing. Took less than an hour to complete everything. Everyone here very professional. They know their stuff.

- Donna W

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Very easy..painless

- Jan W

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Have had root canal by both providers. They explain procedure well and make you feel comfortable. No pain involed! Infection pain is worse than the root canal procedure.

- Julie E

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Great experience,in and out quickly,no pain during procedure I would recommend them to everone that is need of a root canal.

- Chuck M

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Painless procedure. Felt very comfortable with dr and asst

- Ed S

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Everyone was really nice and told me what was happening so I knew what to expect. Nothing hurt at all,even the numbing shot. The only bad thing was keeping your mouth open for the whole thing, but that wasn't even bad.

- Libby W

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Was worried about the pain while getting the root canal and Dr Anderson made sure there wasn't any. And they all did a great job!!!! No worries if you come here for a root canal, it will be painless as possible and taking care of the right way.

- John O

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My general dentist recommended a root canal with Sioux City Endodontics to relieve pain in my tooth. I had been avoiding cold drinks, and even avoiding chewing anything on the right side of my mouth. I scheduled my root canal, and it was the easiest thing ever. Felt just like the filling my dentist has done too many times. It was so simple and hurt far less then the sensitivity pain the tooth had. I wish I had done it sooner.

- Steven K

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Don't hesitate to have a root canal. The name makes it sound terrible. Really no different than getting a filling.

- Dave P

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Very pleasant experience. Had root canal. Would highly recommend for anybody needing a root canal. Very professional.

- Dan P

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Overall great experience. One of the best dental experiences I've ever had.

- Andrea J

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I was very nervous about having a root canal but Dr. Anderson was so good about explaining the procedure and put me at ease immediately. After the novacine (which didn't hurt either) I did not have any pain at all. They put a mouth guard in that also helped with holding my mouth open. I would recommend this office and a Doctor to anyone. Do not be afraid to have a root canal.

- Luann K

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Friendly knowledgable staff, great experience

- Kelli J

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The procedure was fast and painless due I the most part to the excellent staff.

- Arthur A

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Having a root canal done was not bad at all. It is not much different than having any cavity filled.

- Rebecca F

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Everything went great, very easy procedure, glad I got it done. Staff & dentist were very friendly!

- Jesse N

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Came in anxious but the staff assured me that everything would be fine. So I sat back and relaxed and the procedure went well. There was minimal pain and the procedure went quickly. Great staff and good doctor just sit back and relax and you will be out of pain in no time.

- Dean B

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I was referred in the middle of a root canal procedure with my dentist. My dentist could not complete the procedure due to complications. Although I was anxious at the time, in retrospect the referral was the best thing that could have happened as the experience, expertise, and state of the art technology here resulted in a successful root canal, and avoided the loss of my tooth.

- Tim D

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