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.
I was very nervous and everyone put me at ease. Thank you.
- Paige H
Dr Collier and Tara were exceptionally friendly, took the time to explain x-rays and the specifics of my situation, and performed my root canal in a professional and thoughtful manner. The way in which they worked together left me with the impression that this was routine for them and that they knew exactly what they were doing!
- Dan E
While having a root canal is not something that people generally choose for recreation, the experience that I had with Dr. Powell was about as positive as I believe anyone could hope for. The procedure did not involve undue pain or discomfort, and I've experienced no particular discomfort in the four or five days since it was completed. Should I need another root canal--although I'd just as soon not have to--I would not hesitate to return to Dr. Powell. The entire office staff was friendly and helpful throughout the time that I was there and helped make the experience as comfortable as it probably could be.
- George L
This was my first visit here, and the service was nothing but excellent!!
- Julia B
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- Teresa M
Everyone at Brookwood Endodontics was so nice and knwoledgable. They really made me feel at ease and in good hands. Plus the facility was amazingly gorgeous!
- Jessica L
Iwas very please with my procedure and the staff courtesy.
- Juliamae W
Great and caring staff. Very professional.
- Rodney W
I live in Huntsville Al and my 10yr son with Autism needed a root canal and all of the Endodontics in our area would not offer this procedure to a 10yr old. When I called Brookwood the staff was great and very willing to work with me and my child. They offered an appointment while schools was out for Christmas break which was just what I needed. I can't say enough of how thankful I am to Dr. Adam Powell he was very patient with him even though it took several attempts before he could get started due to his fear but he didn't give up! Dr. Powell just talked to him as well as the staff and myself and calmed him down enough to continue and complete the procedure. I will highly recommend him to family and friends!
- Judy C
I am so appreciative of being taken in so quickly for treatment during the holidays. It saved me from being in pain for the long weekend. Top rated treatment. Forever greatful.
- Lynn B
Excellent experience. I’ll be back.
- Mary H
I could only hope I to be associated with a business with the excellent customer care that Brookwood Endodontist provides! I pray I can find a Dental office with the same commitment to customer care and attention. Not just the assisting staff but the physicians as well are kind, concerned and patient to answer any questions or concerns I had. Thank you!
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- Lisa M
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