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. 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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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I needed help quickly with a root canal and they magically swept me in, asked how could they make me comfortable, and went right to work on me! The view from their office is breathtaking, and they offer to let you watch TV! I loved the view. My root canal? It didn’t hurt!!! At all!!! Dr. Thomas is the very best!!

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Don't like root canals, but whatever I need in the future of that nature then I'll be coming to Brookwood

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Trista and Dr.Powell made me feel at ease with their sense of humor and compassion. 10/10 will be returning to them again.

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Great group

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This was an excellent experience in all respects!

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Dr. Powell makes the root canal procedure pain free. This was my first root canal, and I was very nervous, but his team made me feel at ease. From the first phone call I made, to them calling and checking on me after my procedure, Brookwood Endodontics took care of me. I can’t recommend them enough!

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Wonderful experience. Great, friendly staff and super doctor! Thank you!

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very professional especially liked the Stawberry banana smoothie

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I appreciate the extra attention to making sure I was comfortable during the whole visit. The doctor was very personable and took time to explain my treatment and answer all my questions. The assistant was excellent as well. Following my appointment I experienced no discomfort and am grateful for the care I received at Brookwood Endodontics.

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I’ll definitely recommend y’all to others. I wish the staff the best and know they will help so many others in need. Many thanks to y’all for your great work and office atmosphere.

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I was in and out in not time. The staff was excellent. Katie was awesome at what she does and made me feel worry free about my procedure. 10 out of 10 would definitely recommend going here.

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Very professional and friendly staff. Would highly recommend this dental office to anyone!

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Dr. Thomas is a top notch doctor and I had a great outcome.

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Very friendly and accommodating to get me seen quickly!

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This was my first root canal and I was very apprehensive about it. The staff and doctor was so great and caring. I would definitely recommend and very thankful my dentist sent me to them!

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