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.
Everything was excellent. Stephanime and Dr Thomas were caring and compassionate during my care.
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- Darryl H
Shelby was wonderful and so was the doctor everyone was pleasant. I would definitely recommend people to come.
- Deondria L
They were so kind to me and were so patient when I was so anxious about procedure. The staff and doctor took great care of me and did the root canel so fast. I was very pleased.
- Pamela B
I would use this facility again.
- Constance W
Needed a root canal. They set the appointment up for me to have the procedure the same day.
The wait time was a little longer than I would have liked but the friendliness of the staff and Dr was great. The procedure went better than I could have imagined. The soft music playing while waiting and the comfortable waiting area was nice. It was a great experience even though I was there for a root canal.
- Torrance A
Beautiful facility. Wonderful, friendly, and very professional staff. Great doctor!
- Margaret G
I had a very good experience. I would recommend brookwood endo to others.
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- Donald B
Beautiful facility. Wonderful, friendly, and professional staff. Excellent dentist. Highly recommend.
- Kwentina G
They scheduled appt. time an hour after I left reg. dentist's office so no problem over Christmas -- They were set up to do root canal fast with best results -- saved tooth root for new cap -- well pleased with results
- Frank C
Peaceful office, beautiful music, great front staff, assistants, and Dr Thomas very attentive and kind!
- Catherine M
Amazing professional staff! 2nd to none!
- John F
Very professional all around, will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone
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This was a great experience. Samuel was so nervous and everyone made him feel at ease. Afterward he called the root canal “Fun.” Thanks so much for taking care of him.
- Samuel S
Dr Powell and the staff were great .never had to take any of my pain meds that were prescribed.best dental appt.i ever experienced ‼️Great people and dr. Powell had a great personality and a caring sprit.i will diffinetly use them again.
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