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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.

 
 

Northlake Endodontics and Microsurgery

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Overall a good experience. So far, this is the best i have felt after a root canal. The doctor and assistant were very helpful and calming. I very much appreciate their kindness and the way everything was explained to me.

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Could not have been more pleased. The entire team made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Procedure was completed in less time than I could have imagined!!

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EVERYTHING WENT GREAT

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This was a very pleasant and professional crew. I hope to never have this problem again, but if I do, I will go here again.

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Great Job hats off to Dr. Nicky

- Kent M

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Had absolutely no pain.

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My entire experience with this office has been top notch and professional. I feel that I received the best service any patient could reasonably expect. A pleasant experience.

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Excellent overall staff and facility. I will definitely refer and or recommend Northlake Endodontics to anyone in need of specialized care! Many thanks.

- Stephen M

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Staff and Doctor were extremely pleasant and professional. Waiting area was very clean and neat. I was seen at the appointed time and everything done during the procedure was explained to me thoroughly. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received. I received a follow-up call to check on me a couple of days after the procedure, which was greatly appreciated.

- Kenny H

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- Jess H

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Very comfortable throughout procedure. Was prepared for much worse. Pleasant experience.

- Thomas L

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Everyone was remarkably accommodating, and Dr. Alongi was wonderful! He immediately recognized what I needed, quickly changed gears and made the root canal happen - including being courteous enough to contact my my dentist during the procedure for approval to proceed with a permanent filling because he knew I was leaving for a 10 day vacation and it would be a while before I could get back for the filling.

- Amy H

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I was very impressed with the staff who were very friendly and knowledgeable. The office and examining rooms were very nice and clean. The real bonus was the doctor who was terrific. He was so nice kept me informed of everything that was going on. I really liked him and would recommend him in a heartbeat.

- Carolyn H

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Excellent

- Joseph R

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Thank you for making this such an easy process and procedure.

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Our experience at Northlake Endodontics was GREAT ...even though the treatment desired was not an option medicinally, it was not from lack of abilities or effort...but the staff members, ESPECIALLY Miss Stacy were so supportive, unbelievably caring, and untiring in servicing our ‘senior citizen’ neediness, that words alone could never justify the sincerely AWESOME kindness and professional assistance we received...thanks Northlake Endodontics for great service and for having such a wonderful professional named Miss Stacy on staff to literally see us through our entire Northlake dental 🦷 experience!!!

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- Johnny N

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I had a very bad experience at a different endodontics and came here to fix the problem. Dr. Alongi and his staff were amazing. Did a great job and fixed my root canal.

- Andrew D

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I was very happy to have Dr Alongi perform the root canal. My Dentist Dr. Hunter Chavert Sr. recommended him for the root canal procedure and I would gladly recommend him if someone were to ask my opinion. His explanations about what the procedure would entail were well presented. i did not feel any discomfort during or after the procedure. He was very upbeat and eager to do his work as was the staff. A positive experience all around.

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