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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 procedures, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canal therapy are discussed.

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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Dr. Vedros is exceptionally gentle and caring in her demeanor. While I hated having to endure a root canal, I'm thankful to have had a great doctor make it as pain free as possible.

- Kim L

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Highly recommend this Endodontics office. I would give ten stars !!!

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Very responsive to my request for an appointment. Excellent result to procedure.

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I was nerves when I got there, but the office and the staff were so friendly that it make me relax. They have top of the line equiptment that helps you forget that you are about to get a root canal.

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Will recommend and come back if ever needed

- Brandon T

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The assistant was personable and very helpful.

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Everyone was very professional and nice. The lady who assisted Dr. Alongi was great! She made me feel so comfortable, it really helped me feel at ease.

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Both, Dr. Vedros and her assistant were very knowledgeable and worked diligently. All the while, they were very attentive to my needs; they had wonderful chair-side manners. Also, I was relieved to find that my recovery required less time than expected! I had one of the best experiences of professionalism, while feeling like part of their family.

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My first root canal was done 6 years ago by Dr. Alongi. I was very satisfied with that experience. However, this time, I was not only satisfied, but elated. New technology has made the procedure easier and quicker. I was most appreciative of the device which held my jaw open allowing me to relax my jaw because I always experience pain when I have to hold my jaw open myself. Not one piece of debris from the drilling fell into my mouth as it was caught by a plastic sheath between the tooth being drilled and my mouth cavity. I didn't even have to rinse my mouth when it was all over! After the numbness wore off there was expected soreness for about two days after which I was able to eat anything I tried, even raw carrots. Dr. Alongi and staff are WONDERFUL!

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The office and the staff eased tensions and worries one has when getting a root canal. Follow-up phone calls and visits were excellent. Everyone seemed to be very interested in making sure patients and have a successful procedure. Nicest office I have been in in years.

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I am very pleased

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Would definitely recommend, professional staff and 0 issues with my root canal procedure

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Dr. Gary Glaviano sent me. Very happy

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I don’t think I’ve ever met a more qualified Endodonics specialist than Dr Alongia. I had a severe infection of my face and he quickly diagnosed the cause and I healed after only a few days. I’ve had countless root canals and procedures done by other Endodonics Doctors due to my problems with my teeth and Dr Alongia is the best period. No one else compares. Bravo. I am really impressed. Thank you for being the best at what you do.

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Everything was great

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The entire staff was great. They made me feel comfortable and I am totally satisfied with the results. A+

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