Encompass Dental Studios

3024 25TH ST., COLUMBUS, NE 68601 | 402-563-4565

Non-Surgical Root Canals

A root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with 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 help 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.

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. This 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. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

If your tooth is a complicated case, Dr. Alexander will consult with you and refer you to a specialist known as an endodontist.

When your root canal therapy has been completed at our office, Dr. Alexander will evaluate what type of restoration will be necessary to protect your tooth. If you have seen a specialist for treatment, a record of your treatment will be sent to Dr. Alexander. You should follow up within a few weeks of completion at our office. At that visit, Dr. Alexander 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 always available to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

They are all the most welcoming people I have ever encountered at a dental office. The cleaning done by Sarah was well executed and she was gentle. I also received work by Dr. Susan which was also perfectly executed and gentle. I will definitely return to this dental studio in the future.

- Brittany D.

We would love to hear from you
regarding any questions you may have.

Dr. Alexander and her teamare always willing to help answer your questions regarding our comprehensive dental services in Columbus, Nebraska, at Encompass Dental Studios. If you would like to schedule your next appointment with us, feel free to give us a call.

Call Us: 402-563-4565

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