Root Canal Therapy

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.

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. 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. 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.

tooth after endodontic treatmentWhat 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 it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure 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.

Capital District Endodontics, PC

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I'm very comfortable coming here. Dr. Berls is so gentle when numbing, great experience, would recommend to anyone that has a fear of getting root canals done.

- Renee R

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Excellent experience, wonderful staff

- Kelley B

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From the front desk to the Doctors and medical staff, it was clear that customer service, comfort, and satisfaction was their priority. The procedure was great and it was clear they were very skilled at the services they provided.

- Christian F

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Made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Thank you for being so helpful and caring

- Jamie icon nor O

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Great customer service

- Anonymous

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Dr. Berls is very nice and easy to talk with. I had 2 root canals done at the same time, on teeth next to each other. The whole procedure was painless, during and afterwards. Amazing! His chair side assistant, Susie, is so sweet, and proficient. She will put you at ease the second you take a seat. The office is super nice, professional, and very helpful. I can happily say my whole experience here was quite simple. I can highly recommend this office.

- Sandra G

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Amazed at how smoothly everything went. Thank you!!

- Chris F

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I would highly recommend Dr Berls. Made this procedure very comfortable and relaxing for me. Loved him and his staff. Definitely HIGHLY recommended. Thank you for making this a positive experience.

- Donna M

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Great job.

- Gary j

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- Barb A

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Everything was perfect. Staff was friendly, hardly any wait, and no pain! Dr. R is a great dentist, and I can recommended him to anyone. I'm not one for the dentist and I don't experience anxiety anymore when I come here. Keep up the good work!

- Kevin m

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overall excellent and painless.

- John s

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Everything was perfect. Staff was friendly, hardly any wait, and no pain! Dr. R is a great dentist, and I can recommended him to anyone. I'm not one for the dentist and I don't experience anxiety anymore when I come here. Keep up the good work!

- Kevin m

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overall excellent and painless.

- John s

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Excellent care. Recommend with no reservation.

- Anonymous

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I had no pain at all. Overly good experience. Thank you.

- Allen A M

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Joan ouderkirk great no pain at all quick and professional and kind I would come back nice people

- Anonymous

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I had no pain at all. Overly good experience. Thank you.

- Allen A M

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Dr. Rizzuto was wonderful. I was petrified to have a root canal but it was absolutely painless. He and his staff are nice and very professional. I would highly recommend their office to anyone!

- Gloria

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I was suffering from major pain and the gals at the office fit me in right away. It was actually easier than getting a cavity filled! I felt no pain during the procedure nor afterwards! If you have to get a root canal, get it done here!

- Lyn H

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