Root Canals in Erie, PA

Stop pain and save your smile

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High-quality endodontic treatment

A root canal is the best way to stop painful decay and infection and save your tooth from extraction. Dr. Starr offers a comfortable, stress-free approach to root canals. It all starts with expert diagnosis and our compassionate team.

When you have a tooth that has become severely infected, decayed, or badly broken, root canal therapy…

  • $Is the best way to help you feel better quickly
  • $Will save your natural teeth, avoiding extractions and more complicated treatments
  • $Are safe and common. We perform many root canal procedures every year!

Schedule a visit with our root canal dentist if you’re experiencing:


Throbbing painful toothache


Pain when biting or chewing


Sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures


Redness or inflammation near a tooth

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How does a root canal work?

If you have an abscess, large cavity, or crack that has spread to the nerve of your tooth, a root canal may be necessary. Your mouth will be numb throughout this procedure to ensure your comfort. A root canal involves removing the cavity and infected pulp (and the pain). 

The final step of your root canal is a natural-looking filling or porcelain crown to reinforce and restore functionality and shape to your tooth.

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We’re dedicated to your safety & comfort

Our team prioritizes patient safety above all else. We take a conservative approach to root canal treatment and recommend only the care you need. We’ve expanded safety measures to ensure peace of mind for our patients, staff, and community during COVID-19.

Questions or concerns? Please don’t hesitate to reach out at (814) 825-2615.

Our patients enjoy their visits!

No referral needed! Find out if you need a root canal

If you’re suffering from a toothache or other dental pain, let us know right away so we can evaluate whether or not a root canal is right for you. Whether it’s been 6 months or 6 years since your last dental appointment, we’re here to provide the care you need with the compassion you deserve. 


Call or send us a message to schedule a visit


Your appointment will include an exam and any needed x-rays


We’ll let you know the best way to stop pain and save your tooth

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Does getting a root canal hurt?

We know root canals have a reputation for being a little stressful — but not at our office. Your comfort is our top priority. You may feel some pressure during the treatment, but no discomfort. We’ll help you feel at ease during the appointment and outline post-op instructions for a smooth recovery.

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How long does a root canal take?

Root canal therapy can be as short as a 30-minute appointment, however, typically you’ll be scheduled for about 60-90 minutes. It’s also possible your treatment will be divided into two separate appointments, depending on your needs. We’ll help you understand what to expect.

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Does dental insurance cover root canal treatment?

Many dental insurance providers cover up to 50% of the cost of a root canal. Contact us or review your policy to understand the exact percentage covered. We also accept cash, check, credit cards, or CareCredit as payment. 

No insurance? We offer an in-house dental coverage plan that offers 20% off x-rays and restorative dental treatments, including root canals.

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Our office

Welcome to Laser Dentistry of Erie! Imagine an environment that feels more like your friend’s house or a cozy spa than a sterile dentist office. Our office combines comfort and results to create an unparalleled experience for you. We can’t wait to welcome you in!

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1533 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16510

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New patients are always welcome!