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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Overall a good experience

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I really appreciated the care I received at Brookwood Endodonics. You can tell that Dr. Kaple and his staff enjoy their work and strive to make your experience there the best possible.

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Such a great (second) experience! Will be back if I need your services again.

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Thank you for bringing a quick and painless end to a long and painful day!

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no pain felt during the root canal,

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The entire staff was very courteous and kind. I felt very comfortable and calm during my procedure. I also received a follow-up call the next day, which I appreciated very much.

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Absolutely the best experience from beginning to end

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Everything was great.

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Everything was great, all employees were very kind and polite.

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Dr. Thomas was very nice and very professional.

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Amazing work !! The staff is friendly & the doctor was very gentle during my procedure. I would recommend ANYONE to use this facility.

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Kind and thoughtful! Could not have had a better experience. I thank Dr Thomas and his entire staff for their expertise!

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The doctor evaluated my dental issue and while a root canal wasn't needed, made the proper recommendation for the eventual remedy.

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Cory was the BEST! I was very anxious and nervous and she put me at ease, explaining everything with compassion and care.

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I absolutely LOVED my experience. Dr.Powell and nurse Kayla R. were phenomenal! The entire staff were so friendly and welcoming. The location was convenient and the office was very clean and professional. My nerves had almost gotten the best of me but the nurse kept me as calm as possible and the doctor got me in and out as quick as possible. I highly recommend this office! 10/10!!!!

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Good experience.

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Dr. Kaple and the entire Brookwood Endodontics staff: A sincere thank you for your exceptional treatment and professionalism throughout my dental procedure.

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Staff and Administration made it very welcoming; Dr. Stephen was very professional and efficient. I had root canal performed through a crown, completed in a timely manner, with hardly any discomfort, and detailed instructions after the procedure,

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