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, Dr. Powell, Dr. Wikle and Dr. Kaple 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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The office was lovely and clean; all the office staff were friendly and helpful, Dr Thomas and his assistant were kind and very concerned for my comfort. He showed me my xrays and explained what he would be doing to help me. He was very compassionate and caring. I will definitely visit again if their services are needed.

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Didn’t feel any pain. I am very pleased with the procedure.

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Dental work is a love/hate for me. I absolutely loved the how the office was set up. Great view looking out over the town. The staff did everything possible to help me through this procedure as comfortably as possible. If I have to get anything else done like this I want to see them again. I absolutely LOVED everyone who dealt with me. Kayla was the BEST assistant and the doctor was great! Thank you all so much for putting up with me. You all did a excellent job!

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The office was amazing. The entire staff was very friendly and attentive. They made sure you were comfortable during your visit. I will be returning if I have any other problems and highly recommend to a friend

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I had an excellent experience for my first root canal. I would recommend Brookwood Endodontics to anyone. The office environment is relaxing and puts the patients at ease, and the view from the patient rooms is breathtaking.

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Both Baleigh and Dr. Wikle were very compassionate, caring, and professional.

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Couldn’t have been treated any better. The procedure didn’t take long and they cared about my comfort during the procedure.

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Very professional team. Procedure went well, and my comfort seemed a high priority.

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