Root Canal Metairie LA | Root Canal Therapy Madisonville LA

Northlake Endodontics and Microsurgery

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

5 out of 5 stars based on 431 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

My overall experience was excellent thank you!!! Kathleen

- Kathleen Y

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Alongi and staff are amazing. I will always come to Dr. Alongi for my endodontic needs. He is the best around. Thanks for everything!

- Kelly B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great experience with all staff both times at both locations.

- Michelle L

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very happy with the service provided. went above and beyond.

- Kim L

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I thoroughly appreciated the great attitudes and professionalism from this staff. From Front desk (Ashley, Stacy) to procedural staff (Mykell & Dr. Alongi)! Mykell was so informative and well educated on my procedure and put me at ease!

- Jennifer M

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very friendly and professional.

- Charles G

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Very professional

- Joe Schramm

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Wonderful experience

- Linda m

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

None

- Dawn W

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Wonderful staff, wonderful drs and assistants. Would hope I don't have another reason to come back, but if I need to see an endodontis, this is the place I would come back to.

- Ellie v

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I am glad the Doctor could sing so well!!!!

- Kenneth H

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It was a pleasant experience considering having to have a root canal.

- Sheila H

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Alonge is great. He understood my fear and took that fear away. He kept reassuring me and made me comfortable. Also, his staff is great too. A great team!

- LuAnn S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great experience

- Aletha S

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Was a little worried about procedure but everything went great. No pain and Dr and assistant talked me through it all. Very good experience will go back

- Calvin D

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I had a very good experience. Dr. Alongi and his staff were great!

- Laura B

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The team was very nice and gentle. I’m not the best dental patient and have a lot of anxiety with dental work. They made me feel calm and at ease.

- Paige R

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The Dr. was very friendly and concerned about how I felt. The staff and he wanted me to have the best experience possible. They made every effort to make me comfortable. I highly recommend them!

- Gabrielle C

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Great experience

- Debra K

5 out of 5 stars on

Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Superior skill and friendliness

- Alicia Lynne O

5 out of 5 stars on