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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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From the time I enter the office was greeted by a staff member and from then on I received the best dental service you can get. The staff and doctor was excellent from start to finish. Thank you for everything.

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You know I really feel honored to have this office to work on my mouth!! The staff SUPER, SUPER NICE and the level of PROFESSIONALISM is Off the Chain!! Everyone that I've met have such a beautiful personality and so very patient and helpful!! I will definitely thank Dr. Carter for recommending me to this office. Wow I feel so much better, a little sore after my procedure, and that's expected. I am scared to death of needles, all I can say Thank you God for sending me to a patient and pleasant place!!! Dr. Alongi and Staff please stay safe and protect yourselves at all times! We need caring people like you and your staff!! Thank you. I'm very happy now no more teeth issues!!! Charlene Jones!!

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I have such huge anxiety about dentist so I was really worried about this root canal. The staff, doctor and especially the hygienist, were great! They all made me feel so comfortable and it was pain free!! I would recommend to everyone.

- Emily J

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Great friend staff and doctors with ‘soft’ hands for a patient with ultra sensitive teeth.

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Would definitely recommend this office

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The doctor and his staff were very efficient and personable. I was at ease moments walking in the door. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The dental assistant was nice and explained everything she was doing and cared about my well-being. The doctor also was very capable and professional. This was not the first time I had a root canal but the procedure went extremely well with no complications. I would recommend this doctor and staff to anyone needing a root canal therapy.

- LYNETTE S

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Office was organized, clean, and well designed. Staff was extremely courteous and professional. Dental assistant was knowledgeable and able to explain procedure before doctor got to me. Dr. A was great. Explanations before and after were thorough.

- Danny G

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Overall a good experience. So far, this is the best i have felt after a root canal. The doctor and assistant were very helpful and calming. I very much appreciate their kindness and the way everything was explained to me.

- Brenda D

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Very professional

- Michael L

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Could not have been more pleased. The entire team made me feel very comfortable and at ease. Procedure was completed in less time than I could have imagined!!

- Thomas M

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EVERYTHING WENT GREAT

- Misty G

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This was a very pleasant and professional crew. I hope to never have this problem again, but if I do, I will go here again.

- Kathleen H

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Great Job hats off to Dr. Nicky

- Kent M

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Had absolutely no pain.

- Dinah T

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My entire experience with this office has been top notch and professional. I feel that I received the best service any patient could reasonably expect. A pleasant experience.

- Gregory P

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Excellent overall staff and facility. I will definitely refer and or recommend Northlake Endodontics to anyone in need of specialized care! Many thanks.

- Stephen M

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Staff and Doctor were extremely pleasant and professional. Waiting area was very clean and neat. I was seen at the appointed time and everything done during the procedure was explained to me thoroughly. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received. I received a follow-up call to check on me a couple of days after the procedure, which was greatly appreciated.

- Kenny H

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Y'all are super.

- Jess H

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Very comfortable throughout procedure. Was prepared for much worse. Pleasant experience.

- Thomas L

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Everyone was remarkably accommodating, and Dr. Alongi was wonderful! He immediately recognized what I needed, quickly changed gears and made the root canal happen - including being courteous enough to contact my my dentist during the procedure for approval to proceed with a permanent filling because he knew I was leaving for a 10 day vacation and it would be a while before I could get back for the filling.

- Amy H

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