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. 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy 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.
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- Holly W
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Very caring staff. Crystal was very kind and I thank her for helping me calm my nerves.
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The receptionists/bookkeepers were friendly. The staff asked me multiple times if I would like a drink while I waited in the waiting room and in the patient chair. Everyone made an uncomfortable situation easier than I could have imagined. Lauren was patient and caring and made me feel like she was concerned about my comfort through the entire procedure. Lauren also called the next morning to make sure I was doing well. Doctor Thomas was kind and made me feel that he was focused and confident in what he was doing to correct my problem and relieve my pain. The atmosphere was inviting, and I appreciated hearing Christian music as I waited. I would suggest your services to others without hesitation. Thank you.
- Derrick J
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- Janet M
My whole experience was very pleasant. Your front office staff greeted me immediately, ask if I wanted something to drink. I had little wait time. Bailey was awesome, she was very professional. She gave me detail about the procedure. She asked me multiple times if I had any questions. Dr. Collier was very good, thorough and fast.
He was very attentive to my needs. I was pleasantly surprised by the care I received. I do not like root canals, but this one went very well. I will highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics.
- Robin K
Very impressed with the office and state-of-the-art technology utilized. While I hope there are no more root canals in my future, should the need arise you will be my first choice!
- Peggy H
Kindness is a great soother for pain. I received kindness and great dental work there.
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- Bob B
The entire office is amazing. Adam and Melissa were fantastic. I was extremely nervous about getting a root canal for the first time but they were awesome calming my nerves and letting me know berthing would be okay. They amassed any questions I needed. Great conversation with both they are very friendly. I would go back for future work if need be in the future.
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