Root Canals

There is absolutely nothing to fear in having a root canal treatment in our practice. Our priority is always that you are comfortable and are informed on your treatment. Dr. Glenn Reit and associates are very knowledgeable and experienced. Your root canal therapy will be performed by an Endodontist who is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatments.

Let us help you to achieve the best and healthiest smile.

Here are some frequently asked questions about root canals

What is a root canal?

Root Canal is when the nerve of the tooth dies either from trauma or decay and needs to be removed in order for the patient save the tooth.

What are the symptoms of a root canal?

  • Waking up at night with a toothache.
  • Intermittent pain on and off during the day.
  • Unexplained ear pain on the same side of the tooth.

Who performs the root canal?

Root Canals are often performed by specialists called an Endodontist. Endodontists have advanced training after dental school and specialize in root canal treatment. Dr Reit and our Endodontist work together as a team in order to get you the best result.

After a root canal is done what is the next step?

After root canal treatment has been performed your tooth’s nerve and blood supply have been removed and the tooth will become fragile. You still have your tooth but since it is no longer alive it is considered non vital. The next important step is to protect the tooth with a crown. The crown acts like a girdle to hold the tooth together. In our office crowns are highly aesthetic and no one will be aware that you have had dental treatment.

How long does a root canal take?

The root canal procedure takes about one hour.

Is there pain after a root canal?

Our patients may experience mild pain for one day after root canal therapy but most experience no discomfort.

What is the cost of a Root Canal treatment?

Most insurances cover root canal therapy at 80%.