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, 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.
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.
Considering that I came in for a root canal, my visit was painless. The staff and Dr Powell were all great. Really appreciated the follow up call. Everyone stressed if any problems- call and made certain I had phone numbers.
- John B
Dr. Powell, Kayla, and Haley did an awesome job caring for me during my procedure. The entire staff was amazing, and I loved the work environment. Special thanks to you all!!
- Brittany G
Friendly, great service. Very satisfied.
- Larry H
Thank you. I'm hoping this procedure will finally solve my tooth discomfort.
- Kanesha S
- Ashley C
Thank you for a great experience having a root canal!
- Mark C
They take kindness to a whole new level!
- Karen S
This was the best dental experience I’ve ever had. The staff up front were great, my dental assistants were awesome, and my Doctor was the best. Plus, they even called me the next day to check on me! Thank you all!
- Cary Moore
Beautiful office. My room had a amazing view. The dental assistant made sure I was comfortable and put me totally at ease.
My procedure with Dr Jack was relatively pain free. He called the next day to check on me. Great experience overall.
- Wanda B
So glad I chose Brookwood to have this procedure. The staff was amazing and very friendly. They all went out of their way to make sure I was taken care of. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with this team!
- Molly S
Kayla R & Dr. Adam Powell took very good care of me. I'm sure the other staff and doctors are amazing too but I felt very blessed to wind up in the hands I did. God forbid me need another root canal etc, but If I do, I know exactly where I'm going. Thanks again, love y'all🤗
- Amanda L
A professional and friendly feeling.
- Curt S
Great and well run organization and everyone very nice and eager to please
- Alex J
Excellent care! Comfortable and efficient.
- Deanne V
My overall visit from start to finish was very professional and staff was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend
- Laura A
Thank you for taking me early due to a cancellation! It was much appreciated!
- Haskey B
- Shirley T
Everyone were really nice and friendly and welcoming. The doctor and his assistant explained the procedure well to me and put me at ease before beginning.
- Nelda C
Great receptionist and staff and the doctor was great
- Ricky S
Dr. Powell and his team displayed a perfect blend of friendliness and professionalism. I felt like I was among friends. I would recommend Brookwood Endodontics to anyone.
- Edith S
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