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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Healthy Tooth
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Tooth Anatomy
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Inflammation
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Cleaned Canals
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Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy 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 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 don’t even know where to start. I’ve had a traumatic root canal before so to say I was nervous would be an understatement. But Dr. Lawson and his staff made me comfortable every step of the way. They even provided me with headphones when I forgot mine so I could listen to something to help calm me. And he did such a good job I didn’t even need the Tylenol after the procedure. 10/10 would recommend Dr. Lawson to my friends and family and anyone else who needs a procedure!

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Everyone was friendly and professional! Hope to never have another root canal, but if i do i’m coming to you guys! You are the best!

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Very good experience! Knowledgeable staff, great doctor. Very professional and caring!

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I don't want another root canal - but if I need one, I will definitely return to Dr. Lawson

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Always been a fan of their great service and welcoming environment! My favorite thing is the time they take with each patient- I never feel like I am being rushed through the system. Unlike almost all other doctors offices I’ve been in!! Thank you

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Great communication, everything went well.

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Very friendly greeting as I arrived. Immediate service, no wait time at all. Very professional and kind

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This office is the best! Everyone is always so friendly, welcoming, and helpful. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!!

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Everyone was courteous, informative and professional. The Dr and entire was kind and supportive. I was comfortable though the whole procedure and felt no pain. And they checked on me the next day to confirm I was okay.

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Dr. Lawson, his nurse, and staff are very friendly. They make you feel comfortable. Dr. Lawson was phenomenal! I had no pain or tenderness. Highly recommend!

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The first time I have ever enjoyed a dentist experience. People were friendly and the procedure went quickly and painless

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The entire team was great! They made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend them to everyone!

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Everything I had done was great. They have an excellent staff and Dr. Lawson is an awesome Dentist. I would recommend him to everyone.

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Staff was very professional, courteous, and flexible. Went above and beyond to ensure my level of comfort and understanding of the procedure.

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I was a little aprensive because I have friends who had a lot of trouble with their root canals. I didn't have any pain or problems at all. I highly recommend Warren Lawson, DDS, MSD.

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I wish I could give them 10 stars. Everyone went above and beyond my expectations. I will never again fear having root canal.

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