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.
Staff and Dr very professional and friendly.
- Debbie M
I am usually very anxious with any dental procedure but Dr. Kaple was great and the staff was helpful and friendly!
- Jackie Q
Everyone was great! Dr. Powell and Maddie were very good and procedure went well.
- Mike M
Best dental experience I have ever had. And I’m close to turning 70 years old
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- Nancy L
The best staff an doctors I’ve ever meet. Great experience an very good an quick at what they do.
- Jacob G
Always great treatment in my experience.
- Guy S
Exceptional Experience! Doctor Kaple and His Assistant did a Wonderful Job of making me feel comfortable with the procedure! I am Not a medication person, only had to take one 200mg of ibuprofen after procedure. Minimum next to No pain. Which is Awesome!! Even Gave me a coupon for a Delicious 20oz Smoothie from Smoothie King! Now that Topped it off! I Highly Recommended Dr Trevor Kaple and His Assistant!!
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- Sandra H
I LOVE this office. I just wish it was closer. I live in West Point, MS and they were the closest specialist near me that took my dental insurance. Boy did I luck out!!!!! The only issue I had, and had nothing to do with them, was the Hwy 82 traffic. I know why when you have a headache they as you if you have a Hwy 82 Headache! Goodness!!! But it was absolutely worth the drive and the traffic. If I have to have more work done than just fillings and cleaning im coming back to these guys!!!!!
- Sandra D
I ended up not having the procedure due to a fracture in the tooth. I appreciate the doctor being up front and honest with me regarding my options. I will certainly refer a friend or return if I were to need services again.
- Kimberly M
I was afraid to see the dentist for this chronic problem, and had been putting it off for years. Brookwood Endodontics eased my fears, the staff were incredible, and the procedure was efficient and painless.
- Amy A
Excellent staff. Very nice, caring, compassionate. Dentist was excellent, excellent.
- Bertha L
This was my 3rd root canal. Dr. Thomas and his staff are top shelf. Wonderful experience, even considering the procedure. Any more dental work I need will be handled by the office.
- Steven P
They make an unpleasant activity easy and painless
- Julie J
Olivia and Dr. Wikle were both very curteous, professional and personable. Would love to receive treatment from them any time. A root canal is not a very pleasant experience, but both of them made it is good as it can be. I appreciated their professionalism, expertise and care.
- David K
They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. Root canals are not fun but they made it as seamless as possible.
- Allison B
The knowledge, skills, and expertise of the entire staff was top notch. Your grace mercy and carefore me in my time of need I am grateful for. the entire staff was A blessing to the state of agony I was in and I will tell everyone that I see in need of such work that I highly recommend you. Thank you all very much
- Ryan S
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