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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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My fears were eliminated on day 1 of my visit. The staff is excellent in customer service, professionalism, and courtesy. I felt like I was their only customer and concern during my visits. My root canal went so smoothly that I will come back (if have to), recommend Northlake to all seeking excellent and professional care! Thanks Dr. Alongi and staff, my fears were diminished on my first appearance at the Metairie Office. My healing experience went without any problems. Thanks!

- Trudy M

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The procedure was somewhat difficult, but Dr. Alongi did an excellent job! I am completely satisfied with Northlake Endodontics.

- Betty F

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Staff and overall experience very good. A root canal is not much fun, but if I ever need one again, this is the place I will go. Our family dentist recommended Dr. Vedros highly, and I can certainly understand why.

- Edward M

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I got a root canal and I didn't feel when the anesthesia was registered and the procedure was done smoothly. Would recommend Dr. Lauren Vedros without hesitating. Great doctor and great team! In addition, the office is very pretty.

- Maria R

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I will return if required and will recommend your office to all.

- RANDY F

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Very pleasant experience with the entire staff. The procedure was quick and painless. Definitely recommend to anyone needing a Root Canal. A big plus was that they accepted my dental plan when others would not.

- Bruce H

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This type of procedure is fraught with apprehension to begin with, but the staff and doctor were very calming and reassuring and showed real concern about my comfort and the best way to go forward with addressing my needs.

- Troy B

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I was on vacation in New Orleans when I suffered an extremely painful toothache. I thought I probably needed a root canal and so identified Northlake Endodontics through my dental insurance directory. They accommodated me as quickly as possible and the procedure itself was completely painless. Staff was very friendly and Dr. Alongi was meticulous in his work.

- Virginia D

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I had a massive cavity that I put off having filled for years because of my fear of dental work. It finally became uncomfortable and needed to have a root canal, which I dreaded even more. From the beginning, everything was incredibly easy at Northlake Endo. The office staff took care of all the insurance claims, Cerissa was funny and easygoing, and managed to take x-rays without gagging me (first time I've never gagged!). She was supersonic. Dr. Alongi answered all of my questions during the consult and promised me there would be no pain during the procedure, but I really didn't believe him. He did the best job of numbing the area and was right - there was no pain! The cavity is now gone, the discomfort of the tooth has ended, and the experience was so easy. Cerissa didn't have the honor of assisting during my procedure, but I was pleased with everyone I interacted with in the office. I ended up needing a special form for my second insurance, and Deb emailed it to me so I wouldn't have to come back to the office. I sincerely hope that I'll never need another root canal, but if it happens, I know I won't need to worry - Dr. Alongi and everyone at Northlake will take good care of me. They'll do the same for you.

- Rusty V

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Being the "apprehensive" person that I am about visiting the Dentist's office, my experience with Northlake has always been a pleasant one.

- Jerry W

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Very good experience for my first root canal at age 70. Thanks for the great service.

- James E

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I was extremely nervous about having a root canal done, but the staff at Northlake Endodontics made my procedure peaceful and comfortable. Even after 3 days, I'm happy to say that I've had minimal discomfort and very little pain. I would certainly return and recommend Dr. Vedros and Northlake Endodontics. Thank you all!

- Rebecca H

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I want to thank Dr Raymond Najolia and Dr Phillip Haik DDS/Periodontics for recommending Dr Alongi to my wife and I. I am confident Dr Alongi will resolve this root canal problem and his analysis has given me great confidence in him.

- Cesar L

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almost no pain, much much better than expecred

- guy b

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I would recommend your facility to anybody that needs a root canal. Hopefully I will not need another root canal but if I do I will definitely use your facility.

- Phyllis S

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Dr. And staff, Melissa and receptionist area was Great

- tania r

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I feel so much relief, comfort and piece of mind. My mouth is brand new!!!!!! Well at least it feels that way!!!! What an incredible difference!

- brennon braud l

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What a wonderful office! Parking was easy, and everyone was so friendly and efficient. Dr. Vedros did an amazing job Hopefully I won't need an endodontist again, but if I do, they will be my first call.

- Erika J

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My first visit and I was very impressed. I have been to other endo dr's and they are definitely top notch. Very attentive to my needs and always checking on how I was handling the procedure. Office and patient rooms were very clean. Would definitely recommend this office to friends and family.

- Lisa S

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Great experience. Procedure was explained clearly. Made me feel more relax.

- Jean E

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