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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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Highly recommend Dr. Alongi! The process was quick with minimal discomfort.

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Very professional and compactioned to patient

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Not the place anyone wants to be (root canal) but the experience was extremely manageable thanks to the highly qualified doctor, assistant (she was great, Miranda??) and the overall staff. Thanks to all.

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Doctor and staff were very helpful with all my questions. Recommend to anyone

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After the wait, the service I received was impeccable. Appreciated the call received when the staff called to check on me a couple of days after the procedure and I look forward to future services.

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Dr Vedros and her staff were very helpful. I had previous had a bad experience with a different endodonist. Dr. Vedros has restored my faith in quality dental care.

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Great staff and place!

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Both of my visits to Dr. Alongi were pleasant despite the fact I was there for a root canal. The staff was very professional and made me feel very at ease.

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The team at Northlake Endodontics was very attentive and made me feel comfortable. I think what I most liked is that Dr. Veedros was very thorough.

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Their whole team is awesome! I'd definitely go back for any future needed procedures.

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I strongly recommend this doctor and entire staff to anyone who needs endodontic care. Excellent!

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Everything was great.

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Thanks for being so accommodating and nice.

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Totally satisfied with my overall experience. Thanks

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I have never had such exceptional service from my initial phone call to my post-op service. The whole team is incredible, the office crew, the dental assistants, and Dr. Alongi. It says a lot about their operations and management. These ladies truly have fun at work and value their jobs. They must are well taken care of because their passion was genuine, and the transition from the front office handling to the back rooms were seamless. They weren’t just pleasant to deal with. They were warm and they treated me like I was their only patient. I’m a patient that expects good service because I can do business anywhere, but their service is above par.

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My experience with this facility and staff was excellent. They were all extremely helpful in assisting with insurance billing and information, procedure instructions, and ensuring the procedure itself was as painless as possible. I never felt a thing. I highly recommend this facility to anyone in need of Endodontic therapy!

- Mark B

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Everything was great.

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Great staff and a great experience!

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I loved my whole experience here! They made you feel so calm and like family! Truthfully, I wish this was a practice of general dentistry, cause that’s where I would be going!

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