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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This was my second root canal and there was no problem. I will definitely recommend getting your dental procedures done here. I almost fell asleep while they were performing my root canal. All the horror stories that you hear are totally not true. It's had a great experience an will return if I need to.

- Kiva H

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Painless, quick, super nice staff

- John F

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I was terrified of the procedure. Dr. Anderson and his staff explained the procedure and eased my fear. The procedure itself was a cake walk. There was less discomfort than what is involved with a filling. I am in total shock (in a good way).

- Vanessia H

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I had a root canal and it was a breeze! No pain at all and leaving with a smile! Absolutely not as bad as people make it out to be!

- Megan D

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This was a very fast and painless experience.

- Lukr M

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This was my first root canal, and I had heard the stories of how bad it would be. Not true! What was the hype? There was no pain at all!

- Karen C

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This procedure was so painless and the staff and Doctor is awesome and great at explaining everything.

- Karla P

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Todos muy amables y profesional ,me explicaron todo el prosedimiento paso por paso antes de hacerlo , el Doctor me hiso sentir comoda todo el tiempo a pesar de que estaba muy nerviosa ,recomindo esta oficina

- Maria N

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I was nervous about having a root canal done, but the whole procedure was quick and painless.

- Korah K

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I was so anxious for my root canal, but Dr. Andersen eased my mind and did a great job!

- Charlee T

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Had root canal that went great!

- Gretchen

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I used to be so nervous about having this procedure done but I felt really calm with the care I received and would recommend this to anyone

- Carol F

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Root canals are just like a filling. Don't be scared- it was easy!

- Jennifer R

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Painless

- Joanie R

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Procedure was easy and painless, I was so comfortable that I was falling asleep during my root canal.

- Josh D

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I'm one of those people that doesn't care about going to the dentist. I'm not sure why. Once I got here everyone was friendly and put me at ease. Chistina was very nice and helpful. Dr. Anderson is very, very informative and careful. He explains each procedure and did a great job. Nothing was painful. I would certainly come here again.

- Patti C

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This was my first apointment with Dr Anderson, he and Brittany made my experience easy and comfortable. I was nervous to have a root canal done, my first one ever, He made me super comfortable I had no pain with anything that was done. Thank you to everyone that made my experience amazing.

- Kayla L

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Very good service

- Jon O

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I was quite nervous about having a root canal, but I shouldn’t have been. The only pain was was when they numbed me and it was very minor. The staff was very nice and informative. I would recommend anyone to go there.

- Nicholas S

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Dr. Anderson and his team do a wonderful job explaining everything about the testing, results, procedures and post pain management. I found getting a root canal no more evasive or painful than having a routine tooth filling. Their caring staff put you at ease immediately. The thought of a root canal can be very stressful and its understandable to feel high anxiety coming in to your first root canal appointment. Put your anxiety to rest, I wouldn't hesitate going back to Dr.Anderson for further treatment.

- Jane S

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