Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million completed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp is a collection of nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatics that help 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. Volk uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort.

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 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.

Eric R. Volk DDS LLC

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My root canal today was quick and easy I felt only a little pressure no pain or discomfort. Things have come a long way since my last root canal. I would recommend doctor Volk for sure.

- Hallie R

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Stellar performance by staff and Dr. Volk. The staff was friendly and very professional from the receptionist to his assistant. Once I was in the chair prior to beginning the procedure Dr. Volk’s assistant explained the process and what I could expect. He also took the time to explain the process. They both (his assistant and Dr. Volk) checked on me to ensure I was okay as he performed my root canal. I also signaled the thumbs up between their check-in’s which they both found helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Volk for you endodontic needs!!! He’s the SUPERMAN of root canals. Many thank you’s to Dr. Volk and staff.

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I had the most amazing experience at Dr. Volk’s office from the moment I called the office and spoke with Melissa. Dr. Volk and Risi were patient, professional, kind, and extremely competent. They kept me pain free throughout the experience. I highly recommend this office to anyone who may need a root canal. Thank you to the entire staff for all that you did to help me today!

- Robyn H

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Was so good would come back for another. Lol. Everything was well explained by Brittney. Eric was very professional and did an awesome job! Jokes were provided at no addition charge , worth twice the price!

- Bernard Fieden

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Excellent care, thank you.

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Staff from the front desk to the assistant is amazing. Very friendly. Dr. Volk is very calming and friendly amazing experience.

- Juanita E

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Best service for a difficult procedure, Dr and every staff member, YAY! Come here! 🤓

- Maureen K

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Great experience, very calming

- Carole B

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The staff and Eric were terrific

- John S

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Fantastic

- Marty C

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Process went amazing, felt nothing. Volk is a master of his craft. Would recommend everyone I know here.

- Mike F

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Dr. Volk and his staff were very nice and professional. They constantly checked to make sure I was comfortable during the procedure. I would definitely recommend them to others.

- Felix A

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