Root Canal Treatment

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. Root canal 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. Dr. Day uses 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.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

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 a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals 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.

Jamie M. Day, DDS, MS, PLLC

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Only a couple of very minor twinges of pain during the procedure, and 8 hours later no pain at all. Dr. Day explained what she was doing during the procedure, which was helpful. Her assistant and staff were also very polite and helpful in answering questions. I highly recommend her practice.

- Theodore L

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Very pleasant experience with Dr. Day as well as everyone involved. I would highly recommend Dr. Day.

- Linda J. J

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Everything was fabulous! The only thing I didn’t expect was no cuspidor bowl! Haha! Made a mess of my bib! :).

- Lynn H

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Everything about my dental experience with Dr. Day and her office staff was first class. I have complete confidence in Doctor Day. I don't like to go to any dentist office, but, I felt right at home and knew I was in the best hands.

- Lyle C

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I had such a wonderful experience with this office. Took such great care of me!

- Skyler W

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The procedure was quick and relatively painless. The staff is friendly and kind. The aftercare instructions were very helpful. I highly recommend this practice

- Judy B

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very professional and spotless office. painless root canal no pain since procedure. highly recommend.

- STEVEN W

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Everyone was very nice and supportive. I really appreciated how they took the time to explain the procedure and put me at ease. Also, it was so interesting and relaxing watching the birds visiting their bird feeder the window.

- Sherry D

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I am very satisfied with Dr. Day and her staff's root canal treatment. Very professional and pleasant office atmosphere.

- Linda I

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Great experience. Professional staff, painless procedure.

- Jeff W

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Dr. Day and the whole staff were very professional. The procedure was painless. Root canal therapy isn't fun, but if you must have one, I highly recommend Dr. Day. Today was the second time she has performed this procedure on me and both times were pretty routine.

- Mark H

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I've had a number of root canals over the years at different dentists and will say that I have never experienced as high a degree of competence and professionalism as I have with Dr. Day and her team. Highly recommended!

- Patrick T

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Staff was very professional, friendly and well organized. As Dr Day said before the procedure the root canal, contrary to hear say, was no more uncomfortable than having a filling. Thank You.

- George C

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Very friendly and professional. Thank you.

- Michael U

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I was impressed with all aspects of my experience. The office was clean and comfortable. The office staff was friendly and efficient. Dr. Day has a friendly, professional manner that reassured me that I was going to be well cared for, and that is what happened. Two days out I feel great and very thankful. I would highly recommend Dr. Day's Office to a friend.

- Kirk P

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From the time I arrived it was definitely the right choice, super friendly environment and professional manners across the board. Having a root canal wasn’t at the top of my list of things to endure but it truly was painless and very quick, clean, and informative. Highly recommend

- Bill R

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I cant express enough how calm Dr. Day made me feel. Im usually not a fan of anything dental but I absolutely felt no pain during my root canal or the day after I was home. Dr. Day and her staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome and calm. I had a few root canals done with Dr. Day and I will always go back if needed. Thank you Dr. Day and staff.

- Wendy R

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Dentist of any kind cause anxiety for me! Jamie was amazing. ️ Made me feel completely at ease, explained everything as she was going along and I felt no discomfort during or after the procedure!! Her office and her staff is top notch as well. Highly recommend her!!!

- Sheila D

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First root canal I’ve had and itbwas as described by Dr. Days assistant. No worse than getting a filling, better even perhaps. When numbing went away I had no pain. The office was very clean, modern, and professional. I felt very comfortable with the entire procedure. For a root canal it was a nice experience.

- Matt O

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Dr. Day and her Staff are amazing! They were very punctual, friendly, and competent. There was minimal pain and all of my questions and concerns were addressed. They provided me with an after hours phone number at which I could reach Dr. Day if needed. The office was very clean and comfortable with K-Love Radio playing and beautiful cardinals, woodpeckers, and other birds feeding at the window. They even offer a 1-year follow-up x-ray and exam of the treated tooth, at no charge.

- Mindy B

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