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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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Everyone was friendly and professional. Dr. Vedros was very knowledgeable, skilled, and answered all my questions

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For a root canal it just couldn't have been better - unless possibly you served marijuana!!!! (you can remove the last part if necessary...)

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Excellent experience, this is the way all Doctors offices should run! Everyone is kind, compassionate and knowledgeable. They made sure I was seen immediately, kept me informed and comfortable during the procedure, and even called to make sure I was feeling good after! I was in and out quickly and did not have to waste lots of time waiting to be seen.

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Can't say I "enjoyed" the experience but was pleased with the overall outcomes. Forgot to mention to the staff (especially those chuckling at my last name) to check out my website and new book (https://braddude.com). Thanks.

- Gerald D

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My only wish is if this dental facility would do more dental work that way I would not have to return to the common way of doing my dental work the office was very classy very easy to talk to him made it work have been to procedures done

- Dewayne B

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Great job

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Everyone I encountered was very professional and kind. The treatment went well and I am now, thankfully, pain free. My Dr. addressed all of my concerns and questions in an informative manner.

- Matt H

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Great service and professional treatment .

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Staff was friendly and very professional

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The root canal procedure was very efficient and professional. I was impressed with the technology the doctor used.

- Claire B

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Very accommodating, understanding

- Emilie V

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I had a very pleasant experience.

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I was very pleased and would return, if needed, in the future. Would make recommendations to others.

- Marie H

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Office staff were very courteous and polite. The dental assistant and dentist were very polite and patient by explaining each step of the procedure. I will definitely come back and recommend this office.

- Bridget S

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The staff got me scheduled quickly for my emergency root canal. Dr Anongi was terrific. He and his assistant kept me informed of the status of the procedure along the way. I was comfortable and felt cared for during the procedure and in follow up. I will definitely use him in the future.

- Tom M

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Great staff !!

- August R

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The staff was very nice and pleasant ,the doctor and his assistant was so amazing doing my route canal. Also the two receptionist at the front desk. I like how they called to check on the patients.

- sharon R

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The staff makes having these procedures so much easier because of the way you are treated. They go above and beyond.

- Michelle S

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

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