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 and Dr. Wikle 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.
Doctor Powell and his assistant Kristen were super amazing and helpful during the whole thing!! They made the experience the best dental experience I’ve ever had!
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Overall experience was EXCELLENT!!! A big “THANK YOU” to Dr. Collier, Bailey...& the staff for making this happen. It takes a team and you guys are the best!
- Marian B
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- William W
I had two root canals yesterday. I was very pleased with my experience, and will always go to Dr. Collier for root canals. Thanks Again!
- James R
Great experience! Everyone was nice and helpful. Bailey was the best... she did her best to make me feel very comfortable.
Procedure was perfect. I did not experience any pain during the procedure. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
- Steven C
This was a positive experience with having 2 root canals done in one visit. Very relaxing atmosphere and I experienced no discomfort at all. Everything was explained to me prior to procedure.
- Brenda M
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Fantastic experience for a root canal
- O'Brien P
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- Ellen C
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- Renalda Y
Everything Was Great The People In The Office Super And Doctor Fantastic
- Jimmie B
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- Eve M
From the time I walked in the door..I was pleased with the atmosphere. The staff was so friendly! Overall. I was pleased with how I had options to make my experience great..such as, offering blanlets, headphones, aromatherapy towelette, pillow, water or soft drinks and what tv channel I liked. The x-rawere quick and I didn't have to wait aong time for the dentist to come in! He was very pleasant and Tiffany assisted him who also made my day! Definitely recommend a friend!!
- Nicole C
Everything was great. Cannot say anything bad about the experience.
- Bryant R
The entire experience was fabulous!
- Janet D
This was the best root canal I have ever had and I have had several!
The doc and his assistant gave regular updates during the procedure and inquired as to my comfort at each stage of the procedure. Thank you for taking such good care of me.
- Andrea P
The staff were very friendly and the doctor was very informative about what to expect.
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