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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 was really happy with my experience with Northlake Endodontics. From someone who hates all dental work, I hope I never need to go back, but I would absolutely go there again.

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Not as traumatic or painful as I anticipated. If needed, I would definitely return.

- Beth

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I had horrible trauma from a root canal I had gotten years ago, so I was extremely nervous about having another one done. Doctor Alongi assured me that it would be a completely different experience, and was I surprised?! From the moment I went in, he and his assistant were marvelous! they both walked me through the process as it was being done. I was shocked when I was informed that the procedure was done! The doctor did such an amazing job that I lost my fear of root canals. I highly recommend his services, he knows what he's doing!

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just an amazing place overall

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Experience was great. I usually have a lot of anxiety when having dental work but was completely relaxed.

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Wonderful team! I just had my root canal this morning. Everyone was so nice. Professionally competent, personable. The only "discomfort" was the initial shots of anesthetic which of course can't be avoided. The dental tech explained every step of the procedure, and the Dr. clearly explained what he was doing, and the results afterward. I would highly recommend this dental practice. Rock stars!

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Excellent service, made me very comfortable

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Dr. Alongi is amazing. He truly knows his field and goes to every length to make the patient feel comfortable and ensure there is no pain.

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Very pleasant experience from walking in to completion. The staff was friendly.

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Slept 4 hours after procedure. Probably more tired than caused by procedure itself. Some sensitivity yesterday. Not much at all today. Have scheduled an appointment with dentist for crown in seven days. Thank you [If published please don't share my email address]

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Everyone is professional and friendly, they put you at ease

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A very pleasant experience overall. Follow-up was timely.

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I love everything about Dr Dominick Alongi . His personality knowledge skills and expertise are superior . The office is state of the art clean with very friendly and accommodating staff. I have personally recommended him to many friends and family.

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Dr Alongi and his staff made me feel comfortable and the procedure was fast and easy. I was so worried going into my appointment as I had horrible experiences at other offices and they totally made those nerves go away.

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