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 and Dr. Wikle 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.
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- Beverly H
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- Rona M
The Staff Here Was Awesome! I Was Very Nervous Before The Procedure,They Eased My Mind.Quick And Painless Would Highly Recommend!!
- Ashley B
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- Tomya W
From the time I entered the office until the time I left the service was exceptional.... this is how a business is suppose to be. The staff was very professional and helpful. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Rhonda A
I felt very comfortable during my visit.
- Shirley C
Had to be the most painless procedure ever ... the assistant was awesome and was very interactive
- Christie B
Love this place! I’ve heard great things and now I know why. I will definitely be recommending friends and patients at my dentist office here in the future!
- Kayla M
Everyone was so nice and Dr Powell did a great job.
- Zeina B
I had a great experience for my first root canal! The entire staff was extremely friendly. Taylor was very helpful and reassuring during the procedure. Dr. Wikle took the time to listen me, and wanted to make sure I was comfortable with everything before I left. I received a follow up call the next day to make sure I was doing well. Thank you for the excellent care. I will be recommending Brookwood Endodontics to anyone in need of these services.
- Leah S
Great job by all! Customer Service was A plus. I was also surprised to receive a call the following morning to check in to see how I was doing!
- Dennon M
First of all, they accommodated me the same day because I was in a lot of pain!! Dr. Collier helped me feel very secure with deciding to go through with the procedure was so very calming and comforting through the entire process! I highly recommend him if you require a Root Canal.
- Shelley E
For a root canal I have to say this was the best visit to dentist. Everyone was thoughtful, caring and respectful. Jesse was attentive and wonderful. Thank you
- Ronda P
- Pamela Isbell
Dental assistant Kristen was very informative and explained everything very well. She also was very smooth and timely in assisting the doctor. Very pleasant visit, thanks!!
- William G
Experience both times I'm been is excellent in every way. I always recommend this dentist and staff.
- Patricia B
Best experience with a root canal.
Great front office staff. Great dental assistants and great dentist.
100% satisfied customer.
- James S
Most efficient root canal I’ve ever had, I wasn’t there an hour. Today I’m fine
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