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.
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- Glendora C
Grateful to find a place open on Friday. I received a check up call on Sunday afternoon, which was unexpected but appreciated.
- Mark E
I was so pleased with everyone in the office. So scared to get this procedure but was instantly put at ease. Thank you Dr. Wikle and Mikayla.
- Paula C
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- Janice H
For all the anxiety over the procedure it turned out to be a fast and easy process. Very helpful information shared all through the root canal.
- Art Meripol
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- John K
I would recommend Brookwood Endodontics to anyone. The staff and physician were awesome. Thank you all for what you do.
- Angela D
Once they did my x-rays they determined that a root canal would not fix my problem and recommended another option with my local dentist. Doctor Kaple and Melissa did a great job and I would highly recommend them.
- James J
I was very thankful to get an appointment the next morning after calling. Dr. Thomas and his staff were exceptional. I highly recommend this practice.
- Cynthia J
Everyone was wonderful, actually enjoyed a root canal, eliminating all the pain my tooth was causing.
- Jimmy B
The staff was amazing, friendly, courtesy, and very professional. The doctor answered all my questions and explained everything that we was going to do. If I need anything else done, I will definitely return.
- Denise B
Excellent experience. Highly recommend Dr. Kaple!
- Kristen G
Dr Adam Powell and his assistant Kayla did an outstanding job during my dental procedure
- Excellent communication
- Detailed each step by step
- Went over the medication
- Followy up the next day
- Greg R
Everyone was great. Best experience you could have getting a root canal.
- Don S
Very pleased by the way I was treated and the root canal was a breeze!
- Judy B B
Such a pleasant experience here!
- Kaylen A
Wonderful experience! I was in a lot of pain and they worked me in for a root canal. Dr Thomas was wonderful as well!
- Jessica L
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Exceptional experience. Everyone was awesome, Shelby was super!
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