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.
- John G
This was the best overall experience I’ve ever received from a medical provider. The entire staff was friendly, polite and extremely professional. They made me feel at ease during the procedure and were very compassionate, caring and genuine from the beginning to the end. I would highly recommend Brookwood Endodontics to everyone! Thank you Dr. Collier and Lauren for making an unpleasant procedure a great experience!
- Amy C
Thank you for making an unpleasant procedure unexpectedly relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely use Brookwood Endodontics again if necessary and I would recommend them without hesitation. Thank you!
- Tammy B
I was so impressed with the overall experience I had. As you know, going to a dentist can be uncomfortable and even cause some nerves. However, from the time I walked in the door at Brookwood Endodontics, even during the root canal procedure, and as I was leaving, I felt peace. The staff were incredibly kind, and made sure I was taken care of, and was reassured that all would be well. They also had amazing bedside manner. I 100% would recommend Brookwood Endodontics!
- Sarah T
Everyone was very nice and friendly. Treated me like I was a part of their family. For some reason I can select the yes tabs. But they are all a yes yes yes. Awesome
- Belinda S
‘Beautiful, peaceful environment. The well-planned interior design was not only comfortable, but inspiring. While filling out paperwork, I felt I was in a spa rather than dentists’ office. Soft Christian music played in the background. ‘Wait before called back for procedure was an hour, but the atmosphere was so pleasant, I really didn’t notice waiting. As a “prize” for being such a good patient, I was treated to a coupon for a free Smoothie!
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- Andrea H H
I was very nervous about having my root canal done, but everybody in the office was able to assure me that everything was going to be fine. Dr. Powell was everything he was awesome! Melissa was also one the best she talked me through the whole process. I really appreciate the hospitality that was displayed in that office on yesterday.
- Linda B
A comfortable dental experience.I really appreciated the gentle care.
- Kendrell M
I just want to thank all the staff and doctor for the help and treatment I received.. You guys rock!! Thank you again.
- Kelly C
As always. Great visit and Great care. Wait time was so short I barely had enough time to update my info and set back down to open my phone and was called back. Can’t beat that.
- Jeremy D
It was my second visit - 7 years apart. Both visits were the same - everyone was so nice and kind to me.
- Linda T
Made me as comfortable as possible considering the procedure. I will use Dr. Collier again and recommend Brookwood Endodonics highly.
- Sheree H
I was very nervous but the staff all went above and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable. The procedure was so much easier than I imagined.
- Rebecca F
We Greatly appreciate the honesty and knowledge of Dr. Collier. After looking at x-rays for trauma to the tooth, Dr. Collier recommended not to go through with the root canal because it would just prolong further dental work.
- Taylor H
Doctor John M Collier and Tara his dental assistant were great. They made me feel calm and cared for me to be comfortable under the circumstances. I felt that they knew what they were doing , and that they like their job. I came at the end of the day, but they explained everything and were patient with me and listened. I felt I had a choice. The pain was controlled quickly and medicine and follow up instructions were given to me.
- Jennifer H
The best by far! Loved everyone! They made me feel very comfortable and less nervous!
- Christy A
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- Alaina P
I have never been treated so well as I am at Brookwood Endodontics. From those who answer the phones, to the front desk staff, to Dr. Collier & his assistants, all are kind & compassionate which makes a not-so-pleasant experience as good as possible.
- Susan L
The staff and doctors were extremely professional, caring, and just nice people. I would definitely recommend Brookwood Endodontics to family and friends.
- Kathryn N
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