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 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
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
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.


Looking For Excellent Endodontic Care?

Contact us today with any questions or to schedule a consultation!

Call us: 573-256-2121

Warren A. Lawson, DDS MSD

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This was my first time getting a root canal and the experience was far from dreadful and painful. Thank you so much for a great experience. From warm/welcoming staff to a highly skilled doctor, this experience wasn't traumatic. My tooth already feels better.

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I went for my first root canal on a tooth that had been bothering me for a month. The staff was quick to get me an appointment and informative in telling me my next steps. The root canal was quick and PAINLESS!

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Absolutely perfect! I was very anxious about the procedure and everyone was extremely understanding and helpful. Highly recommend!

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A root canal is never fun; but if you have to have one, I highly recommend Dr. Lawson! He & his staff are professional and caring.

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Very Professional atmosphere. Quality of workmanship Superior........Love Dr. Lawson !!

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Thank you for the professionalism, patience and quality of care I received today. You will be highly recommended!!

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I had a great experience with Dr Lawson. Wonderful staff and a comforting atmosphere. They relieved any anxiety I had concerning the root canal procedure.

- Robert K

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What I thought might be a not pleasant experience was actually easy, no pain, quicker than I thought. I would definitely come back if needed. Thanks to Dr. Lawson and entire staff for making it a pleasant experience.

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Best Dr. and Staff around. If you have to have a root canal, there is no better place.

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I had a great experience during my tour of the treatment. Dr. Lawson is very professional and nice, the staff members of the clinic are very friendly and treated me like a family.

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Great place I had a root canal done it was quick and painless. Awesome staff especially the lady at the reception desk we had a great conversation definitely would recommend

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It was a very pleasurable experience for a not too pleasurable issue. Dr.Lawson and Selena made the experience very comfortable and pain free.

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Loved looking at the 3D X-rays!

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The staff was courteous and engaging. The Doctor was thorough in his explanation of the treatment plan and carried out the procedure with skill and minimal discomfort.

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They're very kind and polite people who take very good care of you as soon as you walk through the door,I highly recommend them

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I highly recommend Dr. Lawson and his team. My procedure was painless and I felt like family the minute I walked in the door!

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Best experience ever, as far as having a root canal performed goes.

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