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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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The office staff was very friendly and courteous. the whole visit was painless . I was truly nervous about having the ROOT CANAL, but Doctor Dominique assure me that everything would be fine and it was!!! Go DR Dominque, I would recommend all my friends to you.

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Root canals are no ones favorite, but the level of professionalism and care given by the staff and Dr. Alongi was 5 star.

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Very impressed with the whole operation. The procedure went very well. Everyone I encountered was polite and the work was impressive.

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The procedure was patient friendly.

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I was impressed with the service, made comfortable for my procedure, and treated like a family member than a customer.

- Brian T

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Kudos to Dr Alongi. He is very thorough and explains everything and makes sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.

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Outstanding! The assistant, Melinda is a keeper.

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Dr. Vedros is very thorough in her examination and compassionate with her treatment. The staff is very friendly and welcoming.

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Excellent

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Very wonderful doctor and staff 🙂

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Friendly Staff. Nice Office. Doctor is very informative.

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Amazing staff! I was so comfortable.

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Easy procedure from a fellow Veteran. Awesome Experience.

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I want to applaud the staff at Northlake Endodontics! From the moment I walked through the door, I could feel the concern they had for my situation and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. They go way above and beyond the call of duty. I work in a medical office and I wish our office staff were all as compassionate and kind!! Cerissa was amazing and very efficient! Whenever I experienced any discomfort during the two procedures I had, she would hold my hand and comfort me! Wow! The ladies at the front desk were efficient and very kind. The ladies who called to remind me of my appointments were friendly and helpful!! As for Dr. Alongi…what can I say? He is fantastic!! He was very knowledgeable and compassionate! He explained everything in terms that I could understand and was truly concerned about my dental health! Northlake Endodontics gets an A+ from me! I recommend this practice without reservation!!

- Beth S

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I came in dreading my appointment-- nobody enjoys painful teeth-- and was immediately soothed by the professionalism and friendliness of the entire office. Lacey and Casey at the front desk took care of everything quickly and were so friendly and positive, answering all questions, that I was in a great mood when I went into the office. Venetta took great care of me and was very patient and concerned that I should be comfortable and understand the procedure. Dr. Alongi was the same, and made sure I understood the procedure and was comfortable. He was very gentle with the work, and after two months of a painful tooth, today, only a day later, I have no pain.

- Anne M

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Very pleasant experience. Staff, doctor's assistant and Dr. Vedros were great. Office called the next day to see how I was doing. Highly recommend them.

- Bruce S

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The entire staff was very friendly and made my procedure a breeze.

- Jennifer G

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I would like to thank the doctor and staff for taking care of my emergency. You and your staff were so kind and considerate during the entire root canal procedure. You all are a super team. Thank you kindly, Zydeco Ron

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