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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- Jason A
I have had a few root canals at Brookwood Endodontics and I must say each time I’ve been serviced there it has gotten better and better. Dr. Powell and his staff is always caring and makes sure that I am as comfortable as I can be. I like that the procedure is explained as performed. Dr. Powell and his assistant talks to me and make sure I’m aware of what’s going on. Very professional and caring.
- Jacquelyn L
No pain no swelling. Great work by Dr. Thomas and Tara and the whole staff. Kristin and Sam do a fantastic job at the receptionist desk.
- Paul A
By far the best experience with any dental treatment. Wait time was less than 30 minutes, the friendliest staff, and the doctor made the procedure easy to understand. Most of all...no pain.
- Paul L
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- Elizabeth M
I really loved the staff and Doctor they all were very nice made me feel really comfortable with it being my first root canal.... Thank God for a pleasant visit.....
- Pamelia B
Dr Powell did a great job. He made me feel secure and comfortable. Not only did he explain the root canal procedure in advanced, but he also explained how important the number three molar was in eating. I would highly recommend him to friends or family.
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EXCELLENT bedside manner from everyone involved. I was met with great professionalism and courtesy
- Ricky T
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Will return if I need any endodontist work done!
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