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.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

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tooth after endodontic treatmentWhat 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.

Snow Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 21 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

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Jasmine was the dental assistant; she was very attentive and repeatedly checked that I was ok. She worked well with the dentist. Snow's associate knew his stuff without acting stiff, formal or haughty as I've experienced elsewhere. He was respectful of my time and comfort. This si the first visit to a dentist where I could not tell by evening that I had had any treatment done...and that after a root canal!

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The staff is great!!

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Everything went great

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I am not a fan of dentist visits, but this was a great experience as dentist offices go!

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Great table side manners!

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Very friendly staff.

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Great job very nice people

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Very good dentist ,recommend dr snow to anybody that needs a dentist

- Melton B

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Root canal went great.

- Lucas

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Excellent experience

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Very professional, friendly staff. The doctor was extremely competent and very concerned with my comfort. I was quite pleased with the service.

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Best expected experience. Thank you!

- Melanie

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Good experience.

- Heather P

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Appreciate taking me in on short notice from my dentist while I was still numb!

- Bob B

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Very kind, professional, understanding & knowledgeable

- Cindy W

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They were very professional and courteous. The doctor and his assistant were great and explained everything. Answered all questions. I have heard so much about root canal's that I did not know what to expect, but it went great. I felt like I could have fell asleep during the procedure. They did a wonderful job. Thank you again to the doctor and his staff. Would highly recommend their clinic.

- Crystal

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Dentist office is not my favorite place to go but the folks at Dr. Snow's made it very pleasant.

- Paula L

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Great visit.

- Courtney J

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Nicest facility I've been to and the doctor/staff was great.

- Linda B

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I hope I don't ever have to have another root canal - but if I do, I don't want to go any place else than Dr. Snow. He is very nice and good at keeping you free from pain. The staff is so sweet and kind, they all really take care of a scared, 'nervous nelly' like me.

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