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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

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 would like to thank Dr. Alongi for doing my root canal. My front bottom tooth had pain, needed a root canal and was a calcified tooth. Which mades it hard to get to the bottom of the root. Dr. Alongi numbed my tooth and it did not hurt when we worked on my tooth. Dr. Alongi was kind and gentle and was able to get through the calcified tooth. I thank Dr. Alongi and Jesus for making it possible to get through the entire calcified tooth. I am so glad I choose to go to Dr. Alongi.

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A root canal is not something that anyone looks forward to; if needed though, this is definitely the place to go! Dr. Alongi is fabulous -- so conscientious and caring. This is my 2nd root canal with him and both times I felt no pain. I can't say enough nice things about the staff -- so personable and attentive. Lastly, both Dr. Alongi and the staff maintain a good sense of humor, which I greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for making what could have been an awful experience, an actually pleasant one.

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I had a great experience considering i had to have a root canal and all. I would definitely return for future care, and would definitely recommend to my family and friends.

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A long appointment over two hours accomplished with no pain, with no after-treatment pain, and with subsequent comfort. Office personnel demonstrated care before, during, and in the days subsequent to treatment. The best!

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Everyone was friendly and helpful. They made me feel at ease throughout my entire visit.

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My first appointment was scheduled over the phone and my second visit was scheduled at the office. Dr. Alongi and all staff I encountered during my two visits were courteous and professional. My second visit was for a root canal. I was made very comfortable, every step was explained so I knew what to expect and I was relaxed throughout the procedure. I am extremely happy with my experience at Northlake Endodontics and would enthusiastically recommend this practice to anyone needing the types of services they provide.

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I haven't needed a root canal for years. I was VERY pleased with the level of service and professionalism.

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