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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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Because of the friendliness and thoroughness, I would go back to Dr. Alongi. I like the music too!

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Loved my experience there. Thankful for everyone to help make my whole experience easier

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This was one of the best dental experiences I've ever had from the moment I walked in to their tastefully appointed reception area until I left. Everyone at the desk, and in the treatment room, was kind, helpful and polite. The offices were nice, quiet and very clean. The staff knew exactly what they were doing, were efficient and always explained what they were doing before each stage of the procedure. The entire visit went off smoothly without a hitch – like a well oiled machine... a well practiced team. After it was over everyone, including Dr. Alongi, came out and told me I was a "great patient." They made me feel great, too. Altogether, this was a very pleasant experience.

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Best dental experience I've ever had! Staff and procedure was flawless.

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Doctor and her staff dispelled the myth that a root canal is a dreaded procedure. Takes a bit longer than a filling, but once past the pinch of numbing injections, it's ok.

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Every staff person I encountered put me at ease and the procedure went well because they tell you exactly what they are doing as they do it. I had a very pleasant experience and if I need to get this kind of work again (I hope not!) I will most certainly come back to this office.

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I was in severe pain and in dire need of help. They went out of their way to help me.

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Without a doubt the best dental experience I have ever had!

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I thought that both the south shore and the north shore location's receptionists were very nice. However,I felt that the receptionist on the north shore (although nice) felt a bit cold. That could've been in part because of how bad I was feeling due to the procedure that I was about to undergo. (I'm guessing I was a bit hypersensitive all over.) Once I was brought to the back, the individuals who took care of me were extremely pleasant and made me feel at ease.

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Thank you for the great care!

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I am highly pleased with your friendly staff and my painless, successful root canal.

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I had servere anxiety of the dentist they handle it very well and my root canal went very well and hardly no pain involved. I would recommend north lake very highly.

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Had a complication but it was handled professionally. I'm a case history apparently.

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The entire staff made me feel at ease before, during, and after my procedure, informing me of each process for my root canal therapy.

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I would like to thank Dr. Alongi for doing my root canal. My front bottom tooth had pain, needed a root canal and was a calcified tooth. Which mades it hard to get to the bottom of the root. Dr. Alongi numbed my tooth and it did not hurt when we worked on my tooth. Dr. Alongi was kind and gentle and was able to get through the calcified tooth. I thank Dr. Alongi and Jesus for making it possible to get through the entire calcified tooth. I am so glad I choose to go to Dr. Alongi.

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A root canal is not something that anyone looks forward to; if needed though, this is definitely the place to go! Dr. Alongi is fabulous -- so conscientious and caring. This is my 2nd root canal with him and both times I felt no pain. I can't say enough nice things about the staff -- so personable and attentive. Lastly, both Dr. Alongi and the staff maintain a good sense of humor, which I greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for making what could have been an awful experience, an actually pleasant one.

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