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 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.
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.
Dr. Collier and Holli were great. They were super professional and always made my comfort a priority before, during, and after my procedure. If I ever need this type of service again I will definitely be using this team.
- Chase S
Thiis was the most amazing dental visit I have ever had...the staff was friendly and polite..the Dr. was friendly and polite..the energy in the entire office was amazing.....I felt like I was in a dental spa...I would recommend them to anyone that might have a phobia of visiting the dentist... THEY will put you at ease...THEY WERE AMAZING!!!!
I snapped back to reality when it was time for the payment...lol...They were the best!!!!!!!!
- Angela L
Great experience. All staff were very professional, friendly and courteous.
- Louis V
Holli put me at ease. She was very professional and friendly. She called me the next day to check on me. I love that you dispense meds, it makes it easier.
- Delphine C
Every staff and docor were very nice and made me feel very comfortable. No pain at all!!!
Very pleased with their service.
- Brenda B
Have been seeing Dr Collier off & on for several years for root canals. Such a nice dentist and staff. Wait time was a little lengthy, but I understand. They see emergency work-ins & believe me, you’ll appreciate that if you're that “emergency” needing a root canal. Any dental work makes me somewhat nervous & apprehensive; however, I’ve always had a pleasant experience & outcome here. I wouldn’t go any other place! The best!
- Susan M
The staff and atmosphere was greatly appreciated and helped calm my fear of dentistry. Couldn’t recommend them more!
- Stanley P
- Jason R
Hope I don't have to come back. But if I do, this will be the place to come.
This practice is geared towards making each patient feel like they are the only patient they have.They address such small things like keeping blankets and lavender to ease nerves of chicken patients like me.I am terrified of dentists but this practice makes me feel so anti stressed! I would like to give them a ten star ranting but it only goes to five! These doctors are for making their patients feel comfortable.... they are super!
- Sue C
Everyone was so nice and helpful. Dr. Collier is the sweetest most caring doctor I have ever met. He goes out of his way to make sure you are doing ok during your procedure and after. I would definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics to everyone I know. Thanks for the great service!
- Kristi D
I have never had a pleasant experience with root canals! Dr. Thomas and his staff, assistants, and everyone were so professional, caring, and attentive that I had a very good procedure! My dentist says he will send all patients to this group! He has had nothing but positive feedback from all he has referred! Thank you —- if I need any more work I am sure to go back, and I’m telling all of my friends about this amazing practice!
- DANA K
Love the staff and the doctors
- Tammy S
- Paula K
I wouldn’t use anyone else and recommend them to everyone.
- Lou B
- Meredith R
Painless, very polite and caring. Followed up with a phone call to make sure I was ok. Couldn’t be happier.
- David P
Pleasant atmosphere and wonderful staff, thanks guys
- Anthony Bates
Dr. Powell and staff are always nice. I have gotten 3 or 4 root canals done from them. I would always recommend them!
- Tyrone N
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