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.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

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.

Healthy teeth are usually free of major infections
Healthy Tooth
A tooth is comprised of pulp, dentin, and canal that extends through the roots
Tooth Anatomy
tooth inflammation can result from tooth decay
Inflammation
root canals can be cleaned to remove infected tissue
Cleaned Canals
special filling is placed after canals are cleaned
Filling Placed
a tooth is restored after root canal treatment
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

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.

 
 

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Indeed, this was my very first time visiting Brookwood Endodontics and I must say that it was TRULY a pleasure! The ENTIRE staff was so very nice and Dr. Collier and his assistant were AMAZING!!! Thank you ALL so very much!!!

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Awesome staff. Very very considerate!!

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Everyone was so very nice and friendly. This was my first root canal, the Dr. and his staff made the experience very comfortable. First thing this morning the office called to check on me . Great service!

- Judy F

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I ALWAYS return to Dr Collier!!! He and the staff are EXCELLENT!!! They always treat me with such tender care.

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I tell everyone about your office.! They’re probably going to need you, one day.

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This is one if the best Drs Office I have ever been to in a long time. They make you feel important and they address everything ask if I had any questions. I love them.

- Deborah B

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While having a root canal is pretty much terrible, Dr. Thomas and Bailey made it as pleasant as possible!

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Gentle-est teeth people on Earth! Thank you thank you!!

- Debbie M

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Dr. Thomas and Crystal did an “OUTSTANDING” job with my root canal procedure! I would highly recommend them.

- George D

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The entire staff at Brookwood Endodontics were exceptionally friendly and warm. They were so sincerely kind. They went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable during my visit and that I understood the procedure (root canal). I would recommend this practice to anyone. Tara was so sweet and caring and Dr. Thomas was so gentle and professional!!

- Allison E

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One of the best places I’ve been, even if I had to root canal. From the time you walk in the front door to leave they make you feel like your a family. My doctor and his sweet assistant were the best of the best. I love how y’all play Christian music and then have a bible verse to at. God bless y’all!

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Keri assisted Dr. Thomas during my visit. And out of the many times Inhave been there, she was the most informative, sweet, friendly assistant I have had. Keep up the good work Keri! And many prayers and blessings for you and your little one.

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Thank you for your concern and great care...Dr. Thomas was very caring and Bailey was excellent in making sure that I was comfortable and went to greats lengths explaining follow-up care. She called me the following morning to check on me...Would definitely recommend to others.

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I was a little nervous about the visit but Dr. Collier and Holli were great!

- Jennifer S

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Nice competent people.

- Wayne R

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This office is amazing! From the first phone call to schedule until you walk out the door pain free. The office is stunning and goes above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and well taken care of. And to top it off to get above and beyond work from Dr Thomas was awesome! I highly recommend this office and Dr Thomas. Top notch!

- Jennifer B

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Quick, courteous, efficient, professional and most of all painless. I’ve had several root canals at this office and never had complications.

- David H

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Courteous and painless

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