Root Canal Treatment

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.

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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. Dr. Collier, Dr. Thomas and Dr. Powell 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.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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.

Endodontic Presentation

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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 a root canal cost?

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.

 
 

Brookwood Endodontics

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My sons (Terrison Beavers) assistant name was Tara. She was extremely nice, professional and cute. She along with the rest of the staff made this visit very good. I would definitely recommend this Dentist to family and friends. Thank you all for help and for being so kind

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The people in the office were very professional, the assistant was awesome. She explained everything in great details. I would recommend this office for oral treatment. The doctor was awesome too. Just a great place for a sometime scary situation.

- Phillina M

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I was extremely happy with everything and everyone there. I highly recommend them.

- Vince T

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My experience was good. My dentist office scheduled my appointment the same day. I was at my dentist and they had already started to work on me, when they ran into the issue of me needing a root canal. They called got the appt. I went. I was in and out in a little while. The staff was friendly and nice. They gave me a blanket, because the room gets cold. Because I was a good girl, they bought me a smoothie from Smoothie King. How's that for customer service.

- Vickie R

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I have been to Dr Collier several times over the years for root canal, and I hope he never retires or moves away. Friendly, efficient and painless.

- Walter A

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Wonderful visit from start to finish. I would highly recommend to both friends and family.

- Nickie T

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This was my first root canal, and the staff at Brookeood Endodontics made it as pleasant and stress-free as possible! I highly recommend this practice!

- Mona O

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The entire experience was pleasant. The staff showed concern and compassion and were extremely caring. I will certainly come again if needed.

- Susan H

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Great experience with Dr Collier.

- Wayne G

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I love the blanket. It is warm and comforting. Everyone is so nice and caring.

- Marie R

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Such nice people and such a professional atmosphere

- James t

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Dr. Powell and Bailey made my first root canal feel like a breeze!

- Elizabeth C

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Could not have been better! Everyone was very polite, worked efficiently, and made an unfun process plesent. The staff all being gorgeous was just a bonus.

- Clay P

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We were in for my daughter to have a root canal. The service and care were amazing. The attention everyone took to help her feel less anxious was wonderful.

- McKenna B B

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This visit turned out to be the best visit I have ever had with an endodontist. Everything was explained to me before procedure was done. Dr. Powell was very friendly and nice to me and put me at ease very quickly. The whole procedure went quickly without any problems. The pain was very limited and I was very pleased with my entire visit. Aftercare information was given to me by written instructions. Shelbi assisted me after procedure and made sure I was doing okay before leaving the office.

- Jackie R. C

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Such a professional staff and pleasant experience. Thanks so much for the bonus smoothie. I never treat myself, but it was perfect for that recommended liquid lunch. I would recommend Brookwood End. To anyone!

- Yvonne B

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it was a painless overall visit. i was in and out. Give them a try!!!

- Lynn S

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Very friendly and professional. Good experience!

- Rodney W

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Thank you so much for putting up with me! Y'all were really awesome. Best experience I've had with a dentist!

- Amy B

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Dr. Joan-Marie Manolakis and her staff very great, the are professional , caring and personable . I could really feel they were good people and cared about me. Dr. Manolakis is very smart and took the time to explain everything she was doing and made sure I understood. There was no pain involved in the procedure . I would highly recommend this caring Christian doctor to anyone !

- Jonathan M

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