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.
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.
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.
Excellent, very professional service. I had virtually no pain during the procedure nor in the days afterward. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Hirschman and his staff for endodontics treatments!
- Steve M
Dr. Hirschman made sure to explain everything he was doing. The staff is wonderful, very welcoming and kind. Overall, it was about the best experience you can have while undergoing a root canal! I wouldn't hesitate to go back if his services are ever needed in the future.
- Mary K
Everyone was very helpful to accommodate my needs. GREAT JOB.....
- tom Y
I had to give 5 stars as this dental/medical visit was impressive from start to end. The environment from walking through their door was comfortable, clean, and not overwhelming. I was greeted multi times [teamwork was noticeable] They have very excellent hosting skills, from the people- to the welcoming help yourself waiting area. [Reading material, TV, coffee, water, etc] You could just tell they wanted to make you feel at home. Each staff member, I dealt with was friendly, not only were they inviting as if you have been friends that haven't seen another in a long time, but you could tell they really enjoyed working here and working with Dr. Hirschman. Root canals are just intimidating, let alone going to the dentist for most. This Dr. knew how to lighten the experience up and make it painless. Another bonus worked with me on paying, which was amazing considering my insurance coverage was half used and more of my money was needed to cover the expertise. This is my 3rd root canal, but my first by Hirschman. I have bragged about my experience with him AND his staff to my family, friends, and my coworkers. Rare and pleasant environment to come into, in more than just the dental business.
- melissa m
The whole office is delightful--setting, decor, staff and doctor!
- Ann K
Nice staff, calming atmosphere and outstanding Doctor. I have never been so relaxed with absolutely no pain during any of the procedure. Thank you so much!
- Jovon A
I felt comfortable being there and appreciated the kindness and professionalism. The staff made me feel welcome. Thank you for making my treatment as easy as possible. I am very happy that Dr. Kessler referred me to Advanced Endodontics and will return whenever necessary.
- Dennis K
very professional and friendly
- James S
Every single person I came across was so lovely. Right down to writing my name on your board in the room I was in! The staff, ammenities and all the little touches....perfect.
- DeAna T
I loved the overall feel of the office. It was calming and professional.
- Chelsey G
Great experience thank you
- Rouaa I
Wouldnt go anywhere else. Dr. H and his staff are amazing. For having to get a root canal they make you as comfortable as possible, before, during, and after. Pretty much a pain free procedure, which has not been my experience at other docs.
- Ward T
My root canal was comfortable throughout. Dr. Hirschman is clearly a seasoned pro in all aspects of the process, letting you know what’s happening and what to expect at every turn. Congrats to him and the team for a job well done!
- Jeff L
A pain free root canal , that is truly amazing Thank You Dr. Hirschman and staff.
- Ric C
Very professional and excellent care. Dr and staff explained everything step by step. Would definitely recommend them
- Robert L
Thank you for getting me in for an early appointment.
- Dorothy B
I was definitely in good hands! Everyone on the staff was helpful and welcoming.
- Bethany F
Nice touch having the "Welcome" Michelle sign on the dry erase board. Everyone was pleasant and everything that was being done was told to me.
- Michelle W
They were very Accommodating getting me in for an appointment for anroot canal in short notice. The staff was very helpful with my insurance needs, very friendly and pleasant when I arrived explained everything thoroughly on the procedures made the whole experience very comfortable . I would definitely go back and recommend Dr. Hirschman to a family or friend
- Sherry D
Doc is a kind and caring person!
- Linda S