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.

 
 

Brookwood Endodontics

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Do not have one negative thing to say about Brookwood Endodontics. They all were professional and friendly.

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Had a great first experience here. Will recommend to others and will return for any endodontic needs in the future.

- Ashley B

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Friendly, friendly, friendly!!! Even though I had a root canal, my experience was wonderful!

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Dr Powell is a fantastic endodontist. I have used his service three times. All three times the procedures were done fast efficient and most of all effective! Highly recommend him and the Brookwood teams in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham...

- Kevin P

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Walker County and Chelsea assisting Dr. T were awesome!

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Team is Amazing!!!!!

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Really enjoyed my experience here. Very kind staff who kept me very informed and at ease.

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The staff was courteous & the doctor & assistants professional & caring. A positive experience from beginning to end.

- Douglas J

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This was my second visit to Brookwood Endodontics. The first visit was 2 years ago for a apicoectomy with bone graft. Excellent results and no pain. This visit was for root canal, and again, I didn't feel a thing, including the numbing injections. I will go back in a heartbeat if I need them. If I can need a root canal, and not be anxious - it would be because I am going to Brookwood Endodontics. They ARE that good.

- Clay M

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I was too scared about the procedure but it was literally pain free! Dr. Wikle, Taylor C, and Denise were all amazing. Thank you!

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Dr. Thomas and Olivia handled my root canal. It was the first time I’d had that procedure done but they answered all my questions and the procedure itself went smoothly and painlessly. I really appreciated their professionalism and would definitely return for any dental needs.

- Lee F

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Overall my experience was fantastic. The staff were very informative and very helpful. During my appointment they asked me how I was doing and if I needed anything. Dr.Thomas was very hands on and thorough with the procedure. Will come back again if needed. ️

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Very friendly

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This was a great experience and everyone was very polite and made me feel at ease.

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Great experience, considering the situation at hand.

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I have had many root canals there and wouldn’t go any where else. If you have to have one you need to go there. Dr. Thomas is the best!

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Dr. They were very amazing from the from desk to the back everyone is very friend very kind. I rate this place a 5 star. I would recommend this place to my friends. Also they have bilingual in the too. What else can I say about this place.

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