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 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.
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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- David Y
Doctor took time and discussed my options. When I made my decision it was a quick procedure and most of all pain free! His assistant was awesome! Very nice and explained everything I needed to do when I got home. Gave me a card to call her if I had any questions or problems. It was as good as it gets considering I had a root canal.
- Robert S
I had amazing care from start to finish! Thank You Dr Collier, Crystal & Stephanie for relieving my pain!
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- Agnes A
I literally got an appointment the same day I called and was barely there an hour for a root canal... I was totally impressed. Everyone was very nice and very friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The followup phone the next day was great also!
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Was a time that could have been so much worse but Your pleasant waiting room atmosphere and friendly staff made it so much better. Thank you
- James G
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- Sandra F
I had two root canals done. They were quick and painless! Everyone was very friendly and professional.
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Everything was excellent. Stephanime and Dr Thomas were caring and compassionate during my care.
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- Rebecca H
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Shelby was wonderful and so was the doctor everyone was pleasant. I would definitely recommend people to come.
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They were so kind to me and were so patient when I was so anxious about procedure. The staff and doctor took great care of me and did the root canel so fast. I was very pleased.
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