Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

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.

Are You Seeking Relief from a Painful or Sensitive Tooth?

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.

Healthy teeth are usually free of major infections
Healthy Tooth
A tooth is comprised of pulp, dentin, and canal that extends through the roots
Tooth Anatomy
tooth inflammation can result from tooth decay
Inflammation
root canals can be cleaned to remove infected tissue
Cleaned Canals
special filling is placed after canals are cleaned
Filling Placed
a tooth is restored after root canal treatment
Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

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.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

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.

How much will a root canal cost?

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.

 
 

Brookwood Endodontics

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The entire staff was simply the best experience I've had with a dentist. Very friendly, knowledgeable and just exceptional personalities..

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Great service, personal, and physically.

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As pleasant as a root canal can be!

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I really loved my experience with Brookwood Endodontics. They are the best root canal specialist I have ever been to. The entire staff were very friendly and assisted with my needs. I highly recommend Dr. Thomas and any of the specialist here.

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My entire experience with Brookwood Endodontics was nothing but exceptional. The staff was so friendly and courteous. The doctor was very informative, professional and caring. I have never had such a positive experience! This is the standard that all offices should strive to be.

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Dr. Kaple is amazing!! Great sense of humor! I trusted him and felt at ease after he explain everything and told me it was nothing to be nervous about! Abby & Shelby were great! Shelby talked me through me through everything. I wasn’t as nervous as i was before after she explained everything to me.

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I do appreciate being worked in on such short notice. It was also as painless as a root canal can be. Lol The doctor and staff were wonderful! I hope I don’t have to come back anytime soon, but it I need another procedure, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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Everyone was so sweet and let you know all that was going on. No more pain. Thank you to Dr Thomas and staff.

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Another great visit to remedy a bad situation!

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Yall did great, thanks

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Very professional and efficient! Doc was so nice!

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Friendly professional office staff. Dr Thomas takes the time to explain the issue and options to resolve. Could not have had a better experience

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You don't need to fix anything

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Morgan , Grace , and of course Dr Thomas are very professional and care for your needs

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Excellent service and follow up calling

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Excellent experience.

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Great doctor and fantastic staff.

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Staff is amazing! Thanks to Kori C. for outstanding care! Dr. Adam is the best I have ever been to. You feel like your more than a patient when being treated!

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Dr. Thomas and his staff are wonderful. I had to have a root canal and was very nervous due to having a bad experience in the past. He really made me feel comfortable and did a great job. I will definitely go back to him if I need anything done in the future. I will be recommending him to family and friends as well.

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Highly recommend this office. Professional and friendly..

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