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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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Considering the procedure, I am impressed with the care provided to me by Dr Alongi and his staff

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Will most likely recommend to a friend or family member.

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I was concerned about getting my first root canal therapy and had not been to see Dr. Alongi before. He was highly recommended by my primary dentist, Dr. Lebon of Metairie and he was right to do so. Dr. Alongi was great and I would absolutely go to him again if necessary.

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This was a good experience overall. Everything went smoothly and I recovered quickly.

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Dr. Alongi is the best! My root canal was quick and painless. Recovery was immediate and uneventful. Very caring and attentive support staff. Highly recommend Northlake Endodontics!

- Karen D

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Went above & beyond to resolve my tooth issue. I really appreciated the care and prompt attention.

- Naressa C

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For such a dreaded procedure, this was a breeze. Everyone was warm, friendly, and helpful. I certainly hope that I do not have further dental issues, but would not hesitate to seek care at Northlake. Thanks for such great care!

- Gayle F

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Very professional service and very friendly staff. I was very comfortable. At a time I was in serious pain, the staff took care of the problem.

- Jeff R

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Fantastic experience! Removed any preconceived notions I had about having a root canal done!

- Rachelle T

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From the moment I made the initial appointment to the checkout, after my procedure, I felt very comfortable. I never felt like just another patient, felt "personalized" Dr Alongi is very comforting and explains things thoroughly to you

- Madelyn B

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The entire staff was friendly and efficient. I never had to wait long in the office or rooms. Dr. Verdos was the best and my root canal was barely painful and over faster than I thought it would be. She really cared about my comfort and about me as a patient. The assistants were also friendly, caring, and professional. I would recommend their office to anyone.

- Michelle B

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Everyone was kind, thoughtful and met my needs through out the procedure.

- Lisa P

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Very professional. Handled all paperwork with insurance prior to my arrival. Courtesy follow up the following day.

- Hunter F

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The office staff was very friendly and courteous. the whole visit was painless . I was truly nervous about having the ROOT CANAL, but Doctor Dominique assure me that everything would be fine and it was!!! Go DR Dominque, I would recommend all my friends to you.

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Root canals are no ones favorite, but the level of professionalism and care given by the staff and Dr. Alongi was 5 star.

- Craig G

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Very impressed with the whole operation. The procedure went very well. Everyone I encountered was polite and the work was impressive.

- Jake L

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The procedure was patient friendly.

- James W

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I was impressed with the service, made comfortable for my procedure, and treated like a family member than a customer.

- Brian T

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Kudos to Dr Alongi. He is very thorough and explains everything and makes sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

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