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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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Along with being very friendly, I still felt like I was in good hands with a doctor and staff who know what they were doing. I am a huge chicken when it comes to dentistry, but other than they numbing shot, I did not feel a thing. Extremely positive experience.

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Dr Alongi and his staff made a procedure most people dread into a much more pleasant one with their friendly professional attitude and by making an effort to accomodate personal preferences. I would recommend Northlake Endodontists to my friends.

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I appreciated the professionalism and friendliness of the entire staff. It made me feel secure. After my initial consult, I was advised of all of my options and acted accordingly. Thank you!

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I was very grateful to be “squeezed into”Dr. Alongi’s schedule at very short notice. This was my first root canal and it was a breeze!

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I'm terrified of the dentist and you all made me feel calm about my procedure. It never hurt and I never felt like you were rushing to get me in and out.

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Dr. Alongi is the person to see if you have anxiety about receiving dental treatment. He immediately put me at ease, and his assistant Mykell(sp?) was very reassuring and comforting. What I thought was going to be a difficult procedure turned out to be very routine because of Dr. Alongi’s knowledge and expertise. I would not hesitate to see him again for treatment.

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