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. Read uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we can provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if you prefer. 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 a 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

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 referring dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your referring 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.

 
 

Stapleton Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 72 Root Canal reviews.

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Smooth, easy and painless. Good experience!

- Andree S

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I had a great experience with the team, and I appreciate the kind treatment.

- Westley H

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Very thankful for how quick I was able to get in and patience of staff helping me figure out insurance so fast

- Lindsay M

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Had a great pain free experience.

- John T

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Good care- nice people

- Christy H

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Most fun I have had in a long time!

- Norma A

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Great job, professional and informative. And did an emergency visit like it was a regular everyday thing. Thanks!

- John S

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Great place. Made getting a root canal easy and pain free

- Kate C

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Everyone was great
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Very easy
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No wait
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Great team
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He made me feel very comfortable

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I really appreciated Dr Read’s accessibility over the weekend. I am a medical resident at CU and my tooth died over the weekend while on one my few vacations. He called back quickly and changed my antibiotics which allowed me to enjoy the rest of my vacation and communicated thorough return precautions. I really appreciated that. My root canal two days later was painless and he was very professional throughout.

- Eric W

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Painless, and informative

- Nicole C

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Dr Read is very amazing and patient. I greatly appreciate Dr Read and all care associates for taking such great care of me.

- Donald G

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Excellent care

- Julianne B

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Stapleton Endodonics is amazing!!!! I’m scared to death of the dentist and they always make me feel at ease. Dr. Read is great and he makes sure that he has the best staff supporting him.........Thank you everybody for everything!!

- Dionne B

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Very appreciative of the staff for squeezing me in on a Friday and for a solid, responsible diagnosis and strategic plan

- Kevin H

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Exceptional.....very knowledgeable and very good overall plan

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I was admitted for an emergency root canal as a consult but when the staff realized my level of pain, wouldn’t have turned me away. They immediately performed the root canal, and from then on, everyday has been better and better.

- Emily A

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The staff was wonderful, everyone was friendly and helpful.
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They fit me in on the same day, which was great considering my pain level.
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Virtually no wait, I generally arrive early and was called back at my appointment time.
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Everyone in the office is knowledgeable and helpful. There were no surprises and I felt confident in my care and aftercare.
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Dr. Read is amazing, friendly, prompt and does amazing work.

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Very professional

- K B

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Very friendly staff. Painless appointment thank you

- Rebecca O

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Had a great experience

- Willlie B

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This has been the absolute best dental experience I’ve ever had. I was seen urgently for severe tooth pain. I was numb through the whole procedure which has been difficult to accomplish in the past. This was such a positive experience! Thank you!

- Julie S

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Did a great job

- Lacey G

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