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 and Dr. Powell 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.

 
 

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Excellent experience everyone was very nice. Dr Powell and his staff are the best!!

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This was my best experience with a dentist in my whole life! I have severe dental anxiety and they made me feel at ease and comfortable during the whole visit. They showed great compassion and understanding. I would recommend them to anyone!

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Friendliest and most caring staff I have ever used. Great Dr too!!!

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Great dental experience !

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Dr. John Collier was so kind and did an excellant job. I felt no pain during or after each root canal. He took care of two teeth that could have been a very serious problem for me. He did an outstanding job and I am very thankful! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

- Linda J

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Just starting recovery, but the procedure seems to have helped clear up my problem. I sppreciate the care I received today.

- Tom P.

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First root canal ever and they made me feel at ease and was always checking to make sure I was comfortable. The Doctor and nurses were so very sweet and professional .

- Tara B

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Great experience today! Dr and staff are wonderful.

- Sindy B

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When Checking out, Dr. Collier asked if I had any questions regarding the post procedure instructions. I was pleased with the treatment I received by the entire staff.

- Mary Ann K

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Very professional. Christen atmosphere appreciated

- Carey O

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Unbelievably efficient and fast procedure. I've had root canal's taking twice as long with no more level of difficulty. Incredible astuteness and ability. Excellent doctor, excellent assistant

- Robert T

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Kind and courteous staff helped make the procedure a positive and comforting experience.

- Connie B

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Totally and completely above and beyond any dental experience I've ever had and I'm 51. Total and complete comfort and not once did I feel like I was undergoing a procedure that I've always been afraid to have. My only wish is that Dr T was a dentist rather than an orthodontist so I could have the same experience on a regular basis rather than what I hope will be non reoccurring basis. Honestly this professional organization made my experience an actual "pleasure". Yes I just stated that a root canal orthodontist visit was a PLEASURE believe it or not. I would have never imagined this in my wildest dreams. I've never been happier to complete a survey than I am now. They deserve praise for being able to turn a feared trip for a root canal into a relaxing visit that took care of my discomfort with a painful tooth and turned it into a very relaxing visit. They also offer gas as an option and can fill your scripts using their in house pharmacy. Do I recommend them??? Absolutely Does it ask me to leave my actual name? No but I am anyway Todd Harris, age 51 Vestavia Al

- Todd H

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Went out of their way to help me make the best decision for me. And actually, I really felt good when left, I didn't feel like I had been taken advantage of. Thanks Doc. Stephen and thanks Tara

- Arthur C

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The office of Dr. Thomas is a very caring one. The staff is courteous, and friendly. The Dr., and staff make you feel at ease before, during, and after your procedure. I would recommend them to anyone needing endodontic care.

- Leigh W

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No complaints. Keep up the Great Customer Service!!!

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