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Root Canal At North Pacific

Discover superior root canal therapy in Alaska at North Pacific Endodontics, where modern care meets excellence. Trust our experienced team to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art treatments for your optimal dental health.

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. Root canal 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. Drs. Jeppson, Baker and Sharp 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.
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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.

In partnership, fueled by education and innovative treatment, let’s empower your smile at North Pacific Endodontics!


The cost associated with root canals 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.


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


Our Patients Most Valuable Words

Holly Anderson
Very welcoming and friendly staff. Clean and comfortable facility. My 17-year-old son had to have a root canal. They explained everything very thoroughly. Dr. Baker and his assistant Morgan have a great bedside manner. My son said it actually went way better than he thought it would, he was nervous to have a root canal done for the first time. The whole experience was very pleasant. Would highly recommend.
Beth Springer
My visit went well. Everyone was friendly, kind, and hospitable from the front desk, dental assistant and the doctor. Dr. Jeppson has a wonderful chair side manner. The dental assistant was amazing! I highly recommend Dr. Jeppson!
brandon radeke
I was able to get scheduled within a couple days. Root canal was quick and professional without any complications
Reba Z
The most pain-free root canal I’ve ever had! Friendly, professional and kind!
Penny Wingo
Great office. Staff friendly and helpful. Procedure was very tolerable. Would recommend to anyone who needs a root canal or other procedure!!!
Great staff. Excellent procedure. I was able to get an appointment with relatively short notice. Very happy with everything.
Ray Burns
I had a root canal by Dr. Jeppson. My entire experience was AWESOME! The procedure was absolutely pain free! The staff is very friendly as well.
Sloan Medders
The staff and doctors were so amazing! Everyone made me feel comfortable, and taken care of.
Leeann W
I had a great experience. The whole staff is amazing!