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.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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 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.

South Texas Endodontics

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I highly recommend this group. They explained everything to me before the procedure and during the procedure. Dr Robles was awesome and polite with her assistant as well as with me. Even though they didn’t take my insurance they volunteered to file for me.️️

- Oralia W

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Extremely friendly staff, can't believe I actually enjoyed a dentist visit.

- kathleen p

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My first Root Canal. I was feeling a little apprehensive, but Dr. Burbick eased all worries during our initial visit. The procedure was expeditious and painless. Don't let Dr. Burbick's youthful appearance fool you. She is a very skilled Endodontist. Highly competent, talented, and gentle, her compassion and confidence made the root canal trouble free. Dziekuje, Dr. Burbick

- Donald G

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Dr Heather Burbick and her assistant are the best. They show so much compassion and care for what they do!

- Melany Y

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I was super impressed and I would recommend them to anyone needing their services. It was so easy to get in and get out. The place is very clean and well organized. Always being nervous and stressed out I didn't have that feeling at all. Thank you and your team for doing a great job!

- Jonathan L

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So pleased with my experience. From the moment I was worked into the schedule since I was in pain, to taking care of all my questions and anxiety, this office is top notch! Hope I never need a root canal again but if I do, no doubt where I will be going. I would highly recommend this office.

- Meagan M

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Everyone was very nice and made me feel very comfortable and explained everything.

- Amanda M

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I recommend this office to everyone. The are absolutely the nicest and caring people. They go out of the way to make sure you get the best care. I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have come to this office. They are a bunch of angels. Definetly the right people to take care of you.

- Barbara S

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Best I have ever had

- June J

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Would love to come back but on better circumstances 🙂

- Alec M

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Very friendly and professional.

- Janice C

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Great customer service.

- Jerri O

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Well mannered staff and doctors alike. Caring and comforting when handling customers, and I’m extremely satisfied with this dentist. I will

- Zachary g

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Dr. King and his assistants were very polite and professional. He explained each step before he began the procedure (root canal). I was apprehensive about getting this procedure done, but at no time during this procedure did I experience any pain or discomfort. I received a call the following day to see how I was feeling. I have since told all of my co-workers if they need this type of dental work done, to give him a call. I am very pleased with the outcome and will return if the need arises. Dr. King and his staff truly care about their patience. A big thank you to all of them.

- Randy H

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Dr Jared was very thorough and did an excellent job on fixing my infected root canal.

- Chris L

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Will continue to visit Dr. King and staff. Nobody wants to have a root canal but here at least its easy and as pain free.

- Jacob A

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Great

- Rita G

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Clean, comfortable, professional facility with a knowledgeable and courteous staff.

- Kenneth M

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Great job, good and speedy service. Thanks!

- Juan G

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Best Endodontist in town !

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