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 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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Dr. Lawson and his staff were amazing to work with! They talked me through the entire procedure, ensured I was comfortable, and even followed up by phone call the next business day to make sure I was doing okay. I will certainly return if I ever need more work done and have already told all my friends/family about the great experience!

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I've had a great deal of dental work, esp starting with braces in 8th grade. I still have great anxiety when there's 'something ' new to be done. However, I made it through and hope not to have that dental issue again...... Everyone one was kind and got the job done.

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Root canals are supposed to be one of the most painful dental procedures out there, right? Not with Columbia Endodontics. It wasn't much different from a filling, really. Dr. Lawson explained the procedure, did his thing, and now my excruciating toothache is pain free. Plus, they have bird feeders outside their windows and it was a joy watching all the birds and squirrels while in the dentist chair. I recommend using Dr. Lawson for all endodontic needs, 110%!

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I tell all my friends this is the place to go for a root canal. Mine was totally painless. Dr. Lawson is the best and his staff fabulous.

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I am very pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Lawson. His staff is very helpful and concerned about their patient's treatment.

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The whole team was fantastic! Dr. Lawson and his staff made me feel comfortable and well educated on my options and the procedure. I will definitely come back if needed!

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Worked me in quickly and my root canal was the best experience ever. I have had a couple before with other dentists, but nothing compares to Dr. Lawson and his team. A+++

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I had expected for this to be a painful procedure, with a lot of pain after the lidocaine wore off. That was not the case; Dr. Lawson did a fantastic job. I had an awful toothache for more than a week and all the pain stopped when Dr. Lawson numbed my tooth and jaw -- and the pain never came back! I could hardly believe it, when the lidocaine wore off, the pain was gone! I hadn't felt like eating for more than a week and that night I made a big dinner for myself, which I enjoyed without a toothache. I highly recommend Dr. Lawson and I certainly will return to him if I have any similar tooth problems.

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Great positive atmosphere. Everyone was very pleasant. Procedure was quick and relatively painless.

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