Root Canal Treatment in Columbia

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 the 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.

Dr. Lawson examining a patient 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. Lawson uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. 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
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Inflammation
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Cleaned Canals
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Filling Placed
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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.


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Warren A. Lawson, DDS MSD

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I was not looking forward to having a root canal!! I have heard so many horror stories. However, I have now had 2 root canals with Dr. Lawson in the last 2 months. My worries went right out the window. From the the moment I walked in the office I felt welcomed. The procedure was nearly painless and hurt less than fillings I have had in the past. The follow up from the nursing staff is genuine and I am very grateful for the great care I have received. I hope I never need them again but I will recommend Dr. Lawson to everyone I know. And even those I don't know.

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I had a great experience. Dr. Lawson and his staff were excellent. They got me in for the procedure before my vacation. They explained everything and were so friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend them.

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Who can ever say they enjoyed getting a root canal? But I did! The procedure was relatively quick and painless, Dr Lawson and Robynn kept me entertained the whole time, and Libby was delightful every time I spoke with her!

- Karen F

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Everyone was friendly and made sure I was comfortable. The earbuds and iPad were a perfect distraction from my nerves.

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Highly skilled and experience doctor and staff. Very caring, comforting, and thoughtful!

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Great experience! Thank you!

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I was very impressed on the care I was given. They explained everything on how the procedure would go. Dr. Lawson was very gentle with my mouth. They followed up to make sure I was ok.

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I just cannot say enough good things about my whole experience. From beginning to end, the entire staff treated me wonderfully. No wait time and continued to check on my comfort level (even the next day)

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Very accommodating in setting first appointment. Friendly staff and the Doctor's demeanor quickly put you at ease.

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Everyone was so pleasant and happy. Very friendly from front desk to assistants to the man himself. Wouldn’t go to anyone else.

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Everyone and everything they do is exceptional. Thank you Dr. Lawson, Robynn, Libby, Niki, Celina, Paizlee! I think I got everyone's name here. If I left anyone out, thank-you as well. I appreciate everything.

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I liked the friendliness of all the staff and how they handled the rescheduling when Dr. Lawson was ill.

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Best experience I’ve ever had!! Everyone was super friendly and made me feel very comfortable and welcomed!

- Chloe P

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Really good root canal experience. Pain-free, and a friendly, non clinical atmosphere that makes such a dreaded procedure seem almost bearable. Great people.

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Amazing experience! Highly recommended.

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Very accommodating, had music and earbuds to listen to music during made the procedure go quicker.

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I was very anxious but Dr. Lawton’s staff and Dr. Lawson put me at ease at the consult and before and during the procedure. I will return if future work is needed on something else.

- RoseMarie B

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Dr. Lawson and his staff are first class. Everything about this practice makes you want to have more work done. Well not really, but if I need more work done I'll only go to Dr. Lawson.

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