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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 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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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An unpleasant procedure made as pleasant as possible

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I have a about 18 years old bridge and last number teeth (18# in bottom, left side) had a infection. I search some information about endodontics feild. I found Dr. Alongi information. He has a very strong backgound in endodontics's clinic and research.When I went to his clinic, He and his all staff were extremely friendly and professional in handing my root canal treatment. I like many, and he did a great job for me. Try him, he's GREAT!

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Ong!! What a wonderful staff heaven sent. Dr. Alongi is such a blessing, he explained the whole procedure from beginning to end. I had two root canals done at the same time, no pain what so ever. I would surely recommend him to anyone. The staff as well as doc. Alongi made me feel like family, for that i am truely grateful.

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My anxiety about having the procedure was actually worse than the procedure itself. I didn't experience any pain at all!

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