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.
- Robert R
My anxiety was pretty high coming in, it’s not the most fun experience in the world to get a root canal. However, the doctor and nurse that treated me could not have made the procedure more relaxing even with my high anxiety coming in. They were fantastic!
- Danielle T
- Sherlena E
Dr. Collier & Tiffany were outstanding. Made me very comfortable, no pain and was always checking to see if I was OK. Very good at their job
- James L
The ONLY place I would go !!!! It’s like going to a spa to get a root canal! I truly feel God has anointed this place! The doctors / nurses / music played / environment is truly a joy.
- Heather C
Everyone was great getting me in at the last minute. The Doctor and assistant was very nice and professional.
- Eddie S
Great atmosphere,super friendly staff,treated me like i was a long time friend.
- Joel K
They were awesome to me!
- Bethany M
Staff and doctor were exceptional. They were super attentive and encouraging. When time to perform the procedure it was apparent they were skilled and focused on the task while making sure I was comfortable. This was my 4th tooth to have a root canal and I couldn’t imagine using anyone else.
- Mike F
Dr. Collier and his assistant Bailey were so kind and made me feel comfortable and at ease about my procedure. It was the best dental visit I have ever had. Thank you for taking such good care of me.
- Leslie M
Best dental staff ever
- Ward S
Even with my anxiety of having the procedure the staff was outstanding.
- Mona S
Overall, it was a great experience! Dr. Thomas and Alexis took great care of me!
- Landon T
Very clean environment and extremely friendly staff.
- Ben A
The experience was very pleasant.
- Cathy R
Such an easy experience for a root canal. The staff was friendly & Dr. Collier was very attentive & kind.
- Kita G
Wow, very stress free process. They are patient and caring I must say "no pain". Bailey was awesome and kept me calm and up to date on what to expect and Dr Collier was as cool as the other side of the pillow.
- Jeffrey B
- Don S
Everyone was very nice I felt very welcomed!! Made my visit very easy!
- DeAnna S
The experience was great and the employees were very nice.
- Carmelita B
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