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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.

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. This 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. We 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.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
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

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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 it cost?

The cost associated with this procedure 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.

 
 

Northlake Endodontics and Microsurgery

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Very professional staff and dentist. Procedure went well. No pain afterwards.

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Highly professional staff, nice office, friendly people.

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Very friendly staff from the time you walk in (scared and unknown) until you leave. Doctor and his assistant worked with you to help calm nerves and ones stress levels. Thank you!

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Never had a root canal before and kept hearing horror stories about the pain and the swelling. I have had zero pain since my procedure. In fact, the hygienist did such an awesome application of numbing my gums, that I didn't even feel the needle sticks from the anesthetic. The procedure itself was extremely fast and I had no swelling.

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The team made an otherwise unpleasant procedure very pleasant

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Great staff and Great Dr. would highly recommend you all to others...I will be back to your office to pick up the Thanksgiving basket when I win it 🙂

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Great staff, great doctor, and very professional. I would strongly recommend to anyone.

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I've been to the Metairie location several times over the last 2 years or so and each time my experience has been great. Welcoming staff and very clean waiting area and exam/procedure rooms.

- Mitchell B

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The entire staff made this procedure as pleasant as possible. Dr Alongi and the assistant were caring, thorough and professional in their treatment and communication with me.

- Jack T

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They were able to get the job done. I am pleased

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Everyone made an unpleasant and scary experience comfortable !

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I like many folks do not enjoy going to the dentist no matter what dental services I am seeking whether it is a simple cleaning, routine filling, or more complex treatment such as a root canal, or implant. During my recent appointment to Dr. Alongi's office for my root canal, I felt totally at ease during my entire visit. Dr. Alongi and his dental assistant, Melinda, as well as the wonderful ladies at the front desk made my overall visit very pleasant. My thanks to all of you!!

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Office staff very pleasant. Competent and quick working endodontist. No priblemd whatsoever

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I had the best experience at your clinic - would highly recommend it to my friends and colleagues, and will be coming back in the future if/when I have dental problems. Thank you all very much for being so kind and helpful, I appreciate it!

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