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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 highly recommend Northlake Endodontics and would of course return in the future if I have more issues. Everyone was so friendly and easy to deal with. They understood my anxiety with dental procedures and were extremely accommodating. The technology is also state of the art which is very important in this type of dentistry. Thank you to all for your help and care.

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I'm extremely grateful for the professionalism and high level of care that was extended to me throughout my visit at Northlake Endodontics. The entire staff was very sincere and took excellent care of me onsite as well as after appointment call checks to ensure that I was doing fine and that all of my needs were met. I Highly recommend Northlake Endodontics to anyone should you have a need for this level of care. Very satisfied patient. I cannot Thank You enough, Stephen Majoria, Sr.

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My Over All Comments For Dr. Alongi An His Whole Staff At The Metairie Office, I Would Highly Recommend Him An His Whole Staff To Other Patients Who Would Need To Be Seen Or Who Needs To Have Dental Work Done, With The Upmost professional Care. I Personally Want To Thank You Dr. Alongi An Your Whole Office Staff For The Great Experience You Attended Me. Sincerley Michael J Donato

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Having to have a root canal, the whole staff made my experience as relaxing and painless as could be. Hopefully I won’t have to have another but if I do I would definitely go back.

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