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.
Very sweet, friendly staff and I feel my care and needs were perfectly met. Thank you all for helping a woman in pain!
- Sue J
The Doctor and staff was outstanding.
- Rajaderious T
Amazing staff and doctor!! They squeezed me in for a root canal and were so nice and down to earth!
- Morgan H
I was terrified if getting a root canal but the doctor and his assistant were very nice and put me at ease very quickly. They listened to my concerns and made sure that I was okay to go on with the procedure. The actual procedure was a breeze! I did not feel a thing and they were very quick and efficient. I would definitely recommend this office to others.
- Chasity U
Everyone was great. Greeted me very well, pleasant attitudes, very caring, great service, and just overall Excellent.
- Shannon D
Great visit. I will recommend this place to my friends!
- Teresa C
The entire office staff and Dr Thomas were very professional, kind, courteous and took a situation that had me extremely tense yet they put me at ease!
- Ursula W
I had a great experience. The staff and the doctor were very compassionate and reassuring. I was very scared and nervous. Dr. Thomas is gentle and fast. Thank you so much.
- Ashley L
Most friendly and gently staff and nurses and the Dr Thomas is beyond compare simply super!!! I will definitely return in the future if I need addition treatment
- Tressie. Ingram I
- Andrew L
Very fast, friendly and efficient. Highly recommend. Best experience I've ever had in a dental setting.
- Bobbie W
Thank you for removing the pain. Awesome facility. Doctor Collier was great and Lauren was a complete angel. Thank you both.
- Barry S
The staff was so nice and professional, I really thank everyone for all y'all done for me.Thanks and God bless each and everyone of you....
- Laquesta H
Excellent care by Dr Collier and Beth. Entire office is pleasant and staff is friendly and helpful.
- Pat T
Overall an excellent experience for a root canal. The front desk staff was so nice and caringI would definitely return and recommend to friends.
- Claire H
Some of the best customer service ever!
- Amanda j
I had a root canal done yesterday and I was very nervous about the procedure because I have never really had any invasive dental procedures performed. Dr. Thomas and his team made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. He explained what was happening during the entire procedure which made me feel very at ease. It also took about half the time I expected it to take for everything to be done. I would definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics to my family and friends. This was the most pleasant dental experience I have ever had. Thank you!!
- Megan S
They was beyond gracious even called a day later after my procedure to make sure I was okay. Thank you Brookwood
- Daje W
Most people are terrified at the mere mention of having a root canal. My experience was a very positive one. The entire staff was cordial, friendly, and constantly asking what they could do for you. The whole procedure only lasts about 10-15 min. The longest part is waiting for the area to become numb. There was absolutely no pain or discomfort. I have not even experienced any swelling or soreness the day after the procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Thomas and his staff for any endodontic work that you might need.
- Virginia F
Dr.Collier is so kind!! Highly reccomed this office..
- Amanda R
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