Non Surgical Root Canal

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.

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How is a root canal performed?

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 root canal 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 root canal treatment 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.

Still Waters Family Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 11 Non-Surgical Root Canal reviews

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I love this dental staff. I've been with them for 20 years and 3 dentists. They never disappoint. Dr Downy has also impressed me. Very nice, gives you the treatment options and didn't push for a root canal as first line treatment.

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The entire staff is extremely courteous and respectful. Upon arriving you can tell / feel that you are welcome and their concern is genuine. The waiting area is very comfortable and relaxing. There is even a fire place! I highly recommend Stillwater Dentistry.

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Very friendly office and staff. All listen to any concern I had and addressed the question in away that was understandable. Would recommend this office.

- PAMELA W

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Everything has always been friendly, courteous and professional. Stillwater is like being around family and friends.

- ed h

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As always, all the staff members at Still Waters Family Dentistry make a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. From the welcome at the front office, to the efficient yet gentle cleaning procedure, to the thorough exam by Dr. Downey, to the wrap-up and send-off back at the front, each person is friendly and caring in all of their interactions. I always walk out the door with a sparkling smile on my face.

- Deb M

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Lauren is the best hygienist ever! She is gentle and thorough, personable and friendly. Dr Downy is not pushy about services. He makes recommendations, but totally leaves the decision up to the patient. The front office is always friendly and willing to help with any questions about making appointments and costs for procedures. I highly recommend this dentist office.

- Nancy B

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As I figured the office is growing. I was seen by a new hygienist and she was great. Professional and friendly they have kept their small town feel while using the latest equip and technology to leave you feeling well taken care of. If you want great dental care at a fair price this is the office for you.

- steve s

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I have a challenging mouth. Dr. Clark and Melissa did a great job. They are very informative about what's going on and concerned about the patients comfort. Great nob

- Steve B

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I started coming to this dentist office because I broke a tooth. They understood and got me right in to take care of the pain and I have been a customer ever since. They knew Dennis has taken over for the one that was originally there and he is every bit as friendly as the others. The staff didn't change and everyone goes out of their way to make you feel very comfortable.

- Steven S

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A dedicated doctor and staff putting the customer first. Always comforting to know you are in good hands.

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Friendly, knowledgeable, caring office

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