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.

 
 

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Absolutely amazing staff and doctor.

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The staff was very kind and took the time to put me at ease for this procedure. I am thankful that I was referred to this practice! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for dental help

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I was called when they had a cancelation. Everybody was so nice. Dr. Thomas and Erin were great.

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Always excellent service & they have taken care of me when a tooth needed to be re-checked months or years later.

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Fast friendly and courteous staff and service, doctor Tyler kept me involved in the procedure and took great care of me. Would highly recommend for any future needs

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Everyone was very kind and really eased any worries I had. Dr. Powell did a fabulous job. I think his assistant’s name was Kim. She was very gentle and comforting through it all. The front desk workers also did such a thorough job making sure I understood everything. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone.

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I loved the proffesionalism of everyone in the office. The dr is awesome!

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I have been terrified of root canals ever since watching my dad go through a lot of pain with one when I was a child. My experience was the complete opposite. The entire staff team was very friendly and accommodating, and the only pain I have felt is a little tenderness. I would gladly trust Brookwood Endodontics with future needs!

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I had a great experience at BE, everyone was kind and helpful. I felt comfortable and heard. I have anxiety about dental procedures and BE’s staff are very good at helping you feel at ease.

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I had a fantastic experience and both, the nurse and the doctor, were absolute professionals.

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Beautiful, well appointed office and friendly efficient staff. Dr. Kaple took the time to explain every step and the reasoning behind his assessment. Dental assistant Shelby was attentive and helpful and put me at ease. Thank you.

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Great service by all

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Assistant to Dr was the best. Very professional and courteous. I think her name was Kim C or Kin C

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Doctor was great and dental assistant was even better pain less and very fast and professional great job doc You the man

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Couldn’t have asked for a better group to help me with my procedure, I would recommend any one with a tooth problem go see them!!!!!

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