Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

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.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

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.

Healthy teeth are usually free of major infections
Healthy Tooth
A tooth is comprised of pulp, dentin, and canal that extends through the roots
Tooth Anatomy
tooth inflammation can result from tooth decay
Inflammation
root canals can be cleaned to remove infected tissue
Cleaned Canals
special filling is placed after canals are cleaned
Filling Placed
a tooth is restored after root canal treatment
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

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.

How much will a root canal cost?

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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Love this place, very. Comfortable setting and staff members are very cool! Dr Powell is a great guy and knows his work!!

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Dr. Powell and his staff are awesome and accommodating. The overall procedure was quick and painless. I would return and recommend Dr. Powell to whoever needs Endodontics work.

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Great experience! Crystal and Dr Collier were great!

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I have had two (2) root canals done by Dr. Powell, and both have been successful. I was worked in his schedule both times on the same day that I needed a procedure. I really appreciate that because when you hurt, you need immediate attention. I was treated promptly. The staff are very helpful in making the experience as pleasant as possible, and their aim is to make you comfortable while getting the job done right. I would use them again and recommend them to my friends. Thank you so much, Dr. Powell and staff for helping me!

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You were all wonderful. Couldn't believe has kind & supportive you were to thus very worried patient.

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I had absolutely nothing negative with this root canal. I would definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics.

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Very pleased....loved Abby & Dr. Thomas

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Professional staff, from the receptionist, dental assistant, and the dentist. Very caring staff. I did not have an appointment, I was in pain, they made arrangements to fit me into their schedule. During the procedure they explained what was taking place and they made sure I was comfortable. Very pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.

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The staff and Doctor was very kind and if I ever need a root canal again they will be the only office I use!

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I was a work in patient and still did not have a long wait time. The assistant was so reassuring and the endodontist was pleasant. Overall, *****

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My experience at this office was good!! Thanks to Dr Powell and Laura who kept me very comfortable!!

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It was a very pleasant experience. Abby was very very nice.

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Dr. Stephen Thomas diagnosed the problem and said the tooth needed to be extracted which he does not do. By this time it was 4:45 and I started to panic bc of the pain I was experiencing. He made a call and had me an apt with an oral surgeon at 5 pm. to have the tooth extracted. By 5:40 the tooth was removed and I had instant relief.

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Dr. Stephen Thomas was very professional and went beyond my expectations

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