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, tooth ache, 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.

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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
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

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

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.

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Mountain State Endodontics

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received excellent care!

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Patient Review from Cindy R

Wonderful experience! I highly recommend Dr. Namsupak, and her staff. They made my entire visit very comfortable. Everything was clearly explained, and all options were reviewed. Root canals are never fun, but I would return for another procedure here without any hesitation. Thanks for taking such good care of me!

- Cindy R

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Don’t go anywhere else

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Always makes it easy to come. Highly recommended.

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Friendly and professioal. Great office and excellent job.

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Best root canal I’ve ever had- unfortunately.

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Patient Review from Chad G

Great service with a friendly staff

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Patient Review from Gina G

I called them in excruciating pain and they saw me the same day. They were so warm and welcoming. They could tell I was scared and they went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. Fantastic doctor and staff!

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Great service no waiting

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Patient Review from Jeremy W

Great care and didn’t hurt at all!

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Patient Review from Stephen M

Very professional and personable. Thank you for making things easy and comfortable.

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Patient Review from Kansas

Excellent dental care. Nice, friendly staff!

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Patient Review from Sabrina M

My visit was my single best dental visit in my entire life! With minimal pain, I had all my work done quickly and effectively.

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Patient Review from Susan D

As many people are, I was nervous about having a root canal today. My tooth was cracked and I did not know if it could be saved. Dr. Namsupak took plenty of time explaining the factors that would affect the outcome. Her state of the art equipment and comfortable office helped ease my worries. She was so gentle with the shots and I was numb enough that I had absolutely no worries that I would feel pain. The procedure was quick and totally pain free. As my numbness wears off, I am still pain free and my tooth was saved! i would recommend Dr. Namsupak in a heartbeat!

- Susan D

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Patient Review from Tiffany R

The staff and office are first class! From the initial phone call all the way through the procedure, I was treated as a high priority and given amazing care. Dr Namsupak was amazing and took excellent care and put me at ease. I highly recommend their services and appreciate them

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Patient Review from Paul K

Great place

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Patient Review from Eric M

Staff was super friendly & helpful. Dr. Namsupak was amazing. I would definitely recommend this office to others.

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