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.
Bailey was with me the whole time and she was awesome. I'm a big coward and they made me feel very comfortable. Thank you!
- Melissa B
Outstanding professionalism by all members of the staff that I came in contact during my procedure.
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- Bruce L
ABSOLUTLEY amazing visit from start to finish! Your staff and doctors are caring and compassionate! Brookwook Endodontics is a model of customer service and genuine quality patient care!
- Kim P
Best service I've ever exposing experienced at a dental office
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- Kenneth J
my wife had been treated twice and had great experiences both times. I didn't dread the procedure at all. I felt I couldn't have been in better hands.
- Eric B
I enjoyed my first encounter with the staff. Everyone were helpful and very nice.
- Tyrone N
Dr. Thomas and staff very professional as well as very nice!
- Myra C
- Ronnie L
Excellent, very good experience
- Don L
Everything was amazing, I have really bad anxiety and they were great.
- Ashleu H
Brookwood Endodontics are amazing. I had my root canal performed by Dr. Collier yesterday without any pain at all and still today no pain. I had less than a 10 minute wait time and the whole procedure from the time i sat in the chair till it was finished was 45 minutes. I hope to never have to get another root canal performed, but if I do it will be done by Brookwood Endodontics.
- Clayton S
Dr. Powell was absolutely amazing and so was Bailey. They kept me comforted and comfortable the whole time and explained everything thoroughly while keeping the conversation funny and professional. As friendly as they were I really don't ever want to come back because root canals are no fun. But if I ever have to- I don't care where I'm living- I will make the commute to see them because everything about this place was excellent. I am now recovering with only mild pain which is to be expected due to how infected my tooth was. Y'all, don't change a thing, everything about my experience was great! (Except for the first half of my appointment when I couldn't go numb) Forever grateful!!
- Kate F
- Sabrina B
Dr Collier was hands down the best ever, hate the dentist but put me at ease got to work and made the procedure not that bad.
- Nic F
Great service! Had a root canal and there was no pain or discomfort!
- Terri E
Survey wouldn’t let me select yes or no to the above selections. All were yes
- Zachary M
Great experience! Dr. Thomas is incredibly nice man and great doctor. Very pleased with being a patient here!
- Walter A
Good expeience overall.
- Susan W
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