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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.

 
 

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I was very scared coming into their office knowing I needed a root canal. Dr. Vedros and her staff were amazing. They put me at ease and the music they had playing was good and also helped to put me at ease. Dr Vedros was very thorough and explained the procedure in detail. Although, no dental procedure is pleasant, she made it very tolerable. If you need an Endodontist, I highly recommend Dr Vedros and her office.

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Dr. Alongi was great! I had my first root canal done 3 days ago, and it was not as bad as I expected it to be. I am an anxious person so I was a nervous wreck, but Dr. Alongi and his staff calmed my fears. I felt no pain during the procedure and minimal discomfort afterwards. If I ever need a root canal again, I will definitely go to Dr. Alongi and I will not be stressed about it!

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Couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Answered all questions and was treated with care. Really care about their patients.

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This is the 2nd root canal I have had. The first one was with another doctor and was a total disaster, pain, swelling, infection, etc. Dr. Alongi and his staff were excellent through the entire procedure from beginning to end. They made me feel relaxed and let me know what was going on and checking to make sure I was doing ok. Even after the procedure, the staff followed up with a phone call to check on me. I highly recommend this team for any procedure.

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In the past, having a root canal procedure has been one of the most feared and loathsome diagnosis ever! But making a bad situation into one of the best is exactly what Dr. Lauren Vedros and her assisting staff did for me. I am so thankful for the advances in dentistry, plus the well trained and experienced staff of professionals like Dr. Vedros and her staff, that having a "root canal" is not the boggy man of the past. My thanks for a great experience is extended to Dr. Vedros, her assisting staff and the friendly, but very professional, office staff. Carolyn B.

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Y'all were extremely helpful when I was in pain!

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Everyone in the office is friendly and nice. Wonderful experience for something you really do not want to have to have done.

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Take it from someone who has had several not so good dental experiences in her life (and is a first class wuss), you are in good hands at Northlake Endodontics. I had a root canal consult and then today, the actual procedure, and can say that they have legitimately alleviated my fear of 'going to the dentist'. Dr. Alongi and his team were friendly, professional and fast, they clearly know what they're doing, and they're very good at it. I highly, highly recommend them!

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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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