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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I absolutely loved every worker I came into contact with while preparing and actually getting my root canal done. They were all so helpful from the people at the front desk that had everything insurance wise clearly wrote out to where I could understand to the dental assistant that explained in depth what they were going to do showing me my before, during, and after procedure x-rays! Dr. Lawson was also top notch he made me feel very comfortable in his abilities to execute my procedure with flying colors and he did!!!! 🙂

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Everyone made two dreaded root canals as pleasant and painless as possible. I especially appreciated their working me into their busy schedule within a day, because I was in quite a bit of pain. Both root canals were completely successful.

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I had a really great experience here and I appreciated how nice everyone was and how the doctor really took his time to explain the procedure and make sure I was comfortable! Thank you Dr. Lawson and staff!

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I really like these people. They do good work and are some of the nicest people you will meet.

- Paul M

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Perfect service

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Dr. Lawson and his team were great. I didn’t end up needing a root canal and really appreciated the time he spent and his consultation.

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