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. 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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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.

 
 

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Overall this was a pleasant experience. The root canal didn’t take as long as I thought it would! The doctor made it easy. I had a bad experience before with another practice but had I had one here first I would not have been as anxious as I was!

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Beautiful office space with very friendly staff, dental technicians, and exceptional service from the Orthodontist.

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Been here several times. Makes a painful experience much less painful.

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i had the most amazing experience from the front to the back Erin was an absolute delight Dr Thomas the BEST The entire procedure went incredibly smoothly Thanks for the wonderful experience

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Dr Thomas and his assistant Taylor were very thorough and kind. Taylor had someone she was training and she was also kind. It was a very pleasant experience overall. The atmosphere was nice and calm, relaxing. Taylor also called me this morning (the day after my procedure) to check on me, so kind! Highly recommend this office!

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I woke up after my procedure and felt so good I forgot I had a root canal the day before! Excellent service all around

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Second time coming for root canal. Everyone was amazing.

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The Dentist and all his staff really care about the veterans that frequent the clinic. I was greatly respected and well cared for. The root canal procedure was quick and painless.

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Loved DR.Kaple & Natalie, highly recommend, evryone was extrememly nice, will return again . Thank you!

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Dr Kaple was excellent he made the experience stress free; I left understanding everything about my procedure and steps to manage and protect my other teeth.

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Everyone was courteous and professional. Wait time was minimal and I had great results. I definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontist.

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Dr. Kapel did an excellent job. He answered all of my questions, explained my treatment options, and was very pleasant, as was the rest of the staff.

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I really appreciated the free smoothie voucher, the patient care checklist, and the call I received this morning to check in on how I was doing!

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