Your Lincoln Root Canal Dentist

A note from Lincoln Root Canal Dentist, Dr. Kathryn Alderman

Are you looking for a Lincoln root canal dentist? If you need a root canal, don’t worry. Today, root canals are a simple procedure. I’m happy to help save your tooth and help you smile brightly again. Read on to learn if your tooth needs a root canal and how I can help you. To take care of your root canal, please call 402-413-7000 or click here to schedule an appointment.


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Lincoln Root Canal Dentist: Dr. Kathryn Alderman


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My name is Dr. Kathryn Alderman, and I’m a general dentist that enjoys doing root canals. I also enjoy helping patients minimize pain. The key to an effective root canal is providing an exceptional experience for each patient. Patients call me the Lincoln root canal dentist because of my calm demeanor and experience. At our office, we use state-of-the-art technology, allowing root canal therapy to be quick, accurate, and comfortable. Under normal circumstances, I can perform a root canal procedure in a single appointment. In addition to this, most root canal-treated teeth can last you a lifetime.


Until root canals came along, the only way to treat an infected tooth was to remove it. Root canals traditionally have a bad name, and many people talk to their friends or watch YouTube videos that cause them to lose sleep worrying about the procedure.

In reality, root canals are very common. Root canals are useful when a tooth isn’t able to recover naturally from trauma. Dental trauma can include deep cavities, cracks, broken fillings, newly-placed fillings, and crowns.


What is a root canal according to a Lincoln root canal dentist?

We use the term “root canal” to describe the middle part of a tooth. This is where the nerves and blood supplies exist. If a tooth is damaged from decay, trauma or some other issue, a dental professional may want to perform root canal therapy. In root canal therapy, the dental professional will carve out the center of the tooth into the root. In this process, he or she will remove the nerve and pulp while leaving the tooth intact.

I complete most root canals at my office. However, I will occasionally refer patients to a root canal specialist. We call a root canal specialists endodontists and consider them root canal experts. Endodontists are helpful for especially severe cases. If you’d like a professional opinion, a root canal at our office, or to see a root canal specialist, contact me today! You can reach me here, call the office at 402-413-7000, or email me directly at


The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

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When you’re in serious pain, the most obvious benefit is pain relief. However, with root canal therapy, it isn’t the only benefit.

Root canal treatment stops infection and decay in its tracks. Instead of allowing your cavity to spread freely, a root canal gives us the chance to halt the spread of infectious bacteria. Unlike tooth extraction, root canals also preserve your tooth, giving you full functionality. When you have a tooth removed, it causes bone loss and changes the way you chew and speak. On the other hand, root canals prevent tooth and bone loss, give you full access to eating and speaking, and stop your mouth from hurting.

Do you have a dental emergency and think you may need a root canal?
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Whether you have a sharp toothache or infection during the week, after hours, or on the weekend, we’re here to help. If your tooth is hurting severely after hours, you can call our emergency line at 402-840-9783During office hours, you’re welcome to call us at 402-413-7000.

Looking for a second opinion about root canal therapy?

If you’d like a second opinion on your recent dental treatment or diagnosis, don’t hesitate to reach out. You can email me your x-rays and questions at, or request an appointment online. I’ll be happy to get back to you and give you my professional opinion.

If you’re seeking a cost estimate, please text us or call us at (402) 413-7141. We’re here to offer a pleasant, affordable, and hassle-free experience, whether you’re getting a root canal or just a second opinion.


Frequently Asked Questions to our Lincoln Root Canal Dentist about Root Canal Therapy

Many of our patients have questions about root canals. For that reason, I’ve tried to answer many of them on this page as your Lincoln root canal dentist. Below are several of our most frequently asked questions about root canals.


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The prognosis of a root canal depends whether a tooth is inflamed or infected prior to the treatment.

I have an auto-immune condition. Are root canals safe for me? Should I remove my tooth or have a root canal?
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Do root canals hurt?
Can I have a root canal while pregnant?
Can I have a root canal while breastfeeding?
What could cause tooth pain when biting down?
What causes tooth sensitivity to hot and cold or nerve pain in teeth?
How long does pain after a root canal therapy last?
How much does a root canal cost in Lincoln, NE?
Where can I find root canal therapy for children in Lincoln, NE?
Are root canals safe for overall health?
What are the symptoms of a tooth abscess or dental infection?
How do you treat a root canal infection?
Is it normal to have pain or sensitivity after root canal therapy?
Will I need to take time off work after root canal procedure??
I have a returning dental abscess after a recent root canal, what should be done?
Can a tooth infection make me sick?

Toothache FAQs

Can I get a toothache from a sinus infection?
Why do toothaches hurt more at night?

What is the best home remedy for relieving sharp, intense toothache?
How long does a toothache last? Will a toothache go away on its own or do I have to see a dentist for my toothache?
I have a sharp toothache, should I have a root canal or is it better to remove it and place an implant?
Why does it hurt to touch my tooth? Should I see a Lincoln root canal dentist?
Is it normal for a tooth with a root canal and a crown to hurt? Should I have pain in a tooth with a root canal therapy years later?
I have an ear infection that causes a sharp toothache? Can my ear infection lead to a tooth abscess?
What should I do if my child has a toothache? Can children have a root canal therapy?
Why do I have sharp pain with a tooth under my dental bridge?


What about an abscessed or infected tooth for a root canal treatment? Is it better to remove it and replace with an implant?

If a patient has a long-standing tooth infection, it will lead to bone loss and/or dental abscess. In these cases, a root canal is a poor treatment option. Performing a root canal on an abscessed tooth may lead to a chronic low-grade infection in a patient’s mouth. Many patients have had a certain amount of tolerance to poor dental work and associated low-grade infection with it. However, for patients with autoimmune disorders, their immune system struggles daily to keep up. Compromised root canals can put an additional and unnecessary strain on the already compromised immune system. Your Lincoln root canal dentist should be able to help you choose the best treatment option.

I need to redo a root canal. Is it better to redo a root canal or to replace a tooth with an implant?

It’s usually better to replace the tooth with a biocompatible dental implant than to redo an infected root canal.


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For any more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. 

What is the cost of a root canal without dental insurance in Lincoln, NE?

The cost of a root canal can vary based on whether or not you have dental insurance. For those that don’t, we work with Lincoln Dental Plans and are proud to offer affordable pricing for patients. Lincoln Dental Plans is a wonderful opportunity for patients looking for an affordable dental plan.  When you set up your free consultation with us, we’ll also be able to give you an estimate for your treatment. Many of our patients don’t have dental insurance and are Lincoln Dental Plans members instead.


If you have any further questions about root canal therapy, please email me directly at You can also schedule an appointment with me here at Preserve Family Dentistry. You can also schedule at any other Nebraska Family Dentistry location using the form below. I’m eager to work with you and to be your Lincoln root canal dentist. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to meeting you!

Wishing you health and happiness,

Dr. Kathryn Alderman, Lincoln root canal dentist



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