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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would definitely recommend this office to all my friends. Very friendly informative staff and dentist was great!

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I felt like I was in good hands,great job, thank you!

- Mark G

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Everyone in this office was very professional and pleasant. I was made aware of possible after care issues and how to treat them. An after hours number was provided just in case. There were no issues experienced. A call was received the following day checking as to whether I was experiencing any issues. I highly recommend Dr. Day's practice.

- Glenn S

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Great staff, nice facility. Will definitely use them in the future.

- David R

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The experience was as wonderful as it could have been, painless, quick and everybody that I’d met was very friendly. Thanks Dr. Day and others!

- Zachary R

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Great experience. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The staff gave me a courtesy a call the next day just to see how I was doing. Doctor Jamie Day was fantastic, a great experience without any pain whatsoever. I would recommend her to all my friends.

- Danny D

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Dr Day and her staff are beyond excellent. I have had two root canal treatments, my wife has had two treatments and my daughter has had one treatment. We have all been extremely please with Dr Day and her staff. Dr Day's practice is always our choice when we need treatment and we recommend her practice to everyone.

- Danny S

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I was a little apprehensive to have a root canal procedure but Dr. Day did an amazing job. Absolutely no pain during or after the procedure. Very friendly staff and the office was spotless.

- Gary U

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Very impressed. Pain free. Professional. Doctor and Assistant work very well together. Quick service.

- Steve A

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Dr. Day is absolutely fantastic. Her expertise shows in the speed, confidence, and precision she works with.

- Andrew H.

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I’ve never opened up & trusted someone working on my teeth as quickly as I did here. I could tell they are all good and careful about what they do. I will never find it hard to place a recommendation to this office to anyone in need of root canal therapy.

- Kelli H

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Very competent and professional

- Jim A

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Staff is friendly and very helpful! Gave all the information needed. Did an awesome job with my root canal. I didn’t feel a thing.

- Jessica C

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Dr. Day and her staff made sure I was informed and comfortable with the treatment that was needed. The actual procedure took less time that I expected, and for a root canal, was a pleasant experience.

- Cindy M

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I have a slight phobia of dentist. I felt cared for from beginning to end. I had minimal pain the evening after my root canal and no pain the next day. I will definitely recommend Dr. Day and staff to my family and friends.

- Teresa H

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Highly recommend Dr. Day and her staff. They were warm, welcoming, very professional and extremely efficient.

- Arlene W

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This was my first visit to Doctor Day and was a good experience. Her office was easy to find and professionally run. Staff was very helpful and receptive to my needs. They were dedicated to my comfort and addressed any questions or concerns that I had. Overall they are a very professional staff.

- William E

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I was having a panic attack going in to the office because of a previous experience with another doctor. Dr. Day and the staff immediately had me at ease, answered all my questions, settled my fears and I was able to relax during the procedure. The root canal went very smoothly and was over quickly I highly recommend Dr. Day.

- Theresa H

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An absolute pain free experience. Everyone was compassionate and helpful. Dr. Day is an angel and makes you feel relaxed and cared for. She is so gentle and has K Love music playing which gives additional calming. I had no pain after the root canal and definitely will recommend her to everyone! ️️

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