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.
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 and Dr. Wikle 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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone was very friendly and attentive. They kept asking if I was doing good during the whole procedure and even after I was done. I also received a call the next morning and they were just checking to make sure I was doing good. Would definitely use them again and recommend them also!!
- Myra B
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- johnny h
My treatment at Brookwood Endodontics was the best dental experience of my life. I read the reviews (all 5 stars) and wondered if it was too good to be true. To my astonishment, not even 5 stars are enough to rate this group. I would give it 10 stars out of 5! Dr. Thomas was one of the most caring individuals I've met in the profession and all the assistants were attentive, kind and encouraging. In this time of Covid19 and yesterday - with a hurricane literally moving through the area- I felt valued and safe. Dr. Thomas listened carefully to my concerns and then proceeded to fix my problem quickly and thoroughly. It is a two-hour drive from my home to their office and one I will gladly make again if the need arises. Many thanks to this group of professionals who know that experience and dedication are important to success, but who remember that kindness and caring hearts are most important for completing any healing process. May God continue to bless your time and talents with those in need.
- Alicia S
- Donna A
Overall a painless procedure. Very pleased.
- James H
Everyone was super friendly and nice and I very much appreciated the followup phone call to check how I was doing and Dr Powell was just amazing!
- Vaia T
Great care in a very timely manner. Everyone was great and Dr. Thomas was very thorough.
- Anyet Belyeu
Dr. Thomas is wonderful and truly cares about his patients. I would highly recommend his team for your endodontic needs! The staff is friendly and makes you feel comfortable and at ease.
- Stacey H
First time here and absolutely loved it! Everyone was beyond sweet and took great care of me. Would absolutely recommend brookwood endo to anyone! Absolutely amazing here!
- Amber L
Excellent , professional and caring folks that includes doctors and all their staff
- Carol P
Excellent service from my scheduling to completing my root canal. Thank you.
- Megsn M
Very nice staff. They explained everything and nothing was left to question. The next day the call to see if I had any questions and to check on how I was doing. They made sure that I was comfortable.
- Audrey S
Looks like to me ya'll have a great bunch of folks. By the way I have not had any pain from the time dr Wikle inject the novacain till even after the novacain wore off.
Its been 26 hours and I'm still pain free. remarkable job by dr Wikle and staff.
- Jimmy Fallon D
I experience a highly professional visit with excellent service from the doctor and nurses due to my root canal
- Charles G
- David F
Made my experience very easy
Dr. Stephen Thomas is amazing...professional, intelligent, and always makes my root canal ( I’ve had 4) a pain free, comfortable experience. Office staff is so friendly as well.
- Linda S
Fantastic experience, I am scared to death of Dentist but he was so understanding which made it a great experience
- William A
Very nice staff
- Pamela T
This was a very pleasant experience for a very unpleasant procedure!
- Catherine C
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