Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to save and restore a severely decayed or infected tooth. The treatment involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth's root canal, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and sealing it with a dental filling or crown. Root canal therapy not only relieves pain and discomfort but also prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth and helps maintain the natural function and appearance of the affected tooth. With proper care, a root canal can provide long-lasting relief and preserve the health of your smile.Book an appointment
Experience expert care and relief from tooth pain at Kokua with root canal treatment, where skilled endodontists utilize advanced techniques to save your natural tooth and restore oral health.
Thorough evaluation, X-rays, and tests to assess tooth condition.
Identifying infected or damaged pulp causing root canal issues.
Precise removal of infected pulp, cleaning, and sealing the canal.
Follow oral hygiene, avoid hard foods, attend regular check-ups.
Root canal therapy (endodontics) focuses on the inside of your tooth. Inside every tooth is a hollow space occupied by your tooth pulp, which helps teeth detect heat & cold, & is essentially what keeps a tooth “alive.” If your tooth pulp becomes infected or dies, a tooth needs a root canal. The signs & symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal may include pain, abscesses & swelling. There may be no apparent symptoms to you in many cases, so it is vital to see your dentist regularly. They are trained to spot and recognize warning signs you may not notice.
Root canal therapy is a transformative dental procedure that relieves excruciating tooth pain, preserves natural teeth, and restores oral health. By removing infected or damaged pulp, cleaning the root canal, and sealing it, this treatment eliminates infection, enhances functionality, and improves the aesthetic appeal of the smile. With proper post-treatment care, root canal therapy offers long-lasting results, allowing patients to regain their confidence and enjoy a pain-free, healthy smile.Book an appointment
Kokua is the Hawaiian word for selflessly helping others in the spirit of kindness & love. This is our dental care philosophy. Patient health, comfort, & convenience are our top priorities. Our philosophy shifts the spotlight away from procedures and dental education, prioritizing instead your comfort, accessibility, and peace of mind. With a focus on empathy and simplicity, our patient interactions echo this sentiment. Our team comprises caring individuals who prioritize your needs, ensuring that every interaction is infused with the spirit of kindness and love. Seamlessly convenient appointments, insurance-friendliness, and in-office dental plans underscore our commitment to making your journey with us as smooth as possible. At Kokua Smiles, it's not just about dentistry – it's about fostering an atmosphere where you feel heard, cared for, and attended to promptly.
We're your frontline in dental emergencies, providing personalized care for all ages. Our commitment transcends readiness – it's about accessibility. With extended 7-day service from 7 am to 7 pm, including weekends, Kokua Smiles is Hawaii’s Urgent Care Dental practice of choice!
Our low-cost in-house dental plan can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. We prioritize your oral health, offering convenient in-office plans and flexible, budget-friendly payment options, ensuring your smiles shine without financial worry. T&C apply*
Healthy smiles shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Let us keep your teeth in check without breaking the bank. Your insurance works amazing here! We offer $0 cleanings for insured patients only. If your dental insurance requires a copay you will need to pay a small out of pocket cost.
Determining if root canal treatment is right for you depends on factors such as the extent of tooth damage or infection, overall dental health, and the feasibility of saving the natural tooth. Consulting our skilled dentist is essential to evaluate your specific case and discuss potential treatment options, considering the benefits, risks, and alternatives available. Their expertise will guide you in making an informed decision tailored to your oral health needs, ensuring the most appropriate and effective treatment plan is chosen.
To prepare for a root canal, ensure you provide your dental history, X-rays, and inform your dentist about any medications or medical conditions. It's also helpful to have a list of questions or concerns to discuss during your appointment at Kokua Smiles.SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
At Kokua Smiles, we pride ourselves on our exceptional team of dental professionals. Meet our experienced and compassionate staff dedicated to making your journey with us a positive and comfortable experience.
Dr. Lee is the best. He was very helpful & explained the procedures to help me understand what was going on.
I couldn't be happier with the dental care I received from Dr. Lewis & the staff at Wai'alae Dental Care. Excellent! Professional!
They were able to see me on short notice, figured out why I was in pain & proceeded to fix it for me right then & there. And everyone was super nice!
Kokua Smiles offers a variety of dental services, including routine cleanings, preventive care, restorative dentistry (such as fillings and crowns), cosmetic dentistry (teeth whitening, veneers, etc.), orthodontics, oral surgery, and more. We strive to provide comprehensive care to address all of your dental needs.
Yes, we are proud to offer dental care for patients of all ages, including children. Our friendly and experienced team is trained in working with kids, ensuring a comfortable and positive dental experience for your child.
It is generally recommended to visit the dentist every six months for regular check-ups and cleanings. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health needs. Our team will evaluate your condition and provide personalized recommendations. Our new patient special can cover your dental cleaning at only $99.
Scheduling an appointment at Kokua Smiles is easy. You can call our office during business hours, or you can fill out the online appointment request form on the website. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your visit.
Yes, Kokua Smiles accepts most major dental insurance plans. We will work with your insurance provider to maximize your benefits. We also offer affordable in-office dental plans that can cover your entire family at less than a dollar a day. Please contact our office with your insurance information, and our team will verify your coverage prior to your appointment.
We offer a variety of payment options to accommodate our patients' needs. We accept cash, credit cards, and most dental insurance plans. Additionally, we provide flexible financing options and affordable In-House Dental Coverage Plans for you and your family!
Yes, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time. Kokua Smiles offers emergency dental care services to address urgent oral health issues promptly. Please contact our office as soon as possible, and we will prioritize your situation.
The health and safety of our patients and staff are our top priorities. We strictly adhere to all recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. This includes frequent disinfection of surfaces, practicing social distancing, and implementing screening procedures. You can trust that your dental visit will be conducted in a safe and clean environment.