Root Canal Treatment
Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC – Hendersonville & Mt. Juliet TN
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.
Hendersonville Office Phone Number 615-824-7546 Hendersonville
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Mt. Juliet Office Phone Number 615-553-4319 Mt. Juliet
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Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM for both locations.
What happens after root canal 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.
Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC
Patient Review By 615 305 6638
Dr. Sandlin was presented with a very difficult case for me and was able to save my tooth. The procedure was painless and a success!! I highly recommend the doctors and staff as each member was professional, caring, and just "awesome"!! Cannot say enough good things about this place.
- Anna B
Patient Review By 615 335 6530
Becca and Dr. Horwat were wonderful! I could not ask for any better treatment.
- Kerri W
Patient Review By 615 509 5808
I've had extensive dental work including numerous root canals, caps, crowns, posts and implants. Dr. VanDusen and his dental assistant's Nancy and Pat are tremendous. While vacationing in Myrtle Beach, I got an abscess on my tooth. I went to a dentist there for a consultation and antibiotics. With the infection under control, I decided to wait until I returned home for treatment. After reviewing the x-rays from Myrtle Beach, my dentist recommended making an appointment with an Endodontist. I went on line and read reviews on area Endodotists and saw rave reviews about Dr. VanDusen. I am so grateful for the patients that wrote about what a skillful dentist he is. His office scheduled an appointment for me immediately. He was the only specialist that ever informed me that a root canal could be done from the root down into the tooth. It may sound awful having your gums cut and stitched, but really it wasn't any worse that a regular root canal. He save me the expense of getting another cap for that tooth and the pain of taking the large post out. I healed in only a few days, my gums look great and no more pain. Before the procedure, Dr. VanDusen explained several options for the root canal showing me how it would be done on the x-rays. During the surgery, he made sure I had ample amount of Lidocaine so I didn't feel a thing. The staff is very caring, funny and even called to check on me the following day. I highly recommend Dr. VanDusen and his staff in the Mt. Juliet (or Hendersonville) office(s) for all your root canal treatments.
- Sharon B
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They were quick and thorough I didn’t feel any pain and was in and out and a happy overall hundred percent satisfied with this place
- Joseph F
Patient Review By 615 218 2684
Have been completely satisfied with the root canal treatments performed by Bluegrass Endodontics over the past several years. This was the forth and hopefully the last tooth needing this procedure but if not I will continue to use their services.
- Joe H
Patient Review By Karla K
Dr. Horwat and his team are exceptional! From the professionalism of the office staff to make an appointment to the very caring and knowledgeable assistant who made sure I was comfortable. Thank you for explaining everything and making today a wonderful experience. Dr. Horwat is extremely knowledgeable and I highly recommend him. He takes the time to explain things and also your options.
- Karla K
Patient Review By Mark P
Very pleasant staff.
- Mark P
Patient Review By Karen S
- Karen S
Patient Review By Maggie M
Dr Van Dusen was amazing. I was very nervous. He was kind and compassionate and very competent. He explained everything ahead of time and answered all my questions. Procedure was pain free! He called and checked on me the next day even though it was the weekend and his day off! He didn't suggest doing things that didn't need to be done and I believe he is honest and has a lot of integrity. He seems to genuinely care about people. His work is excellent. He is a fantastic Dr. I would recommend him to anyone! The TV on the ceiling didn't hurt to have either! A great bonus distraction. 🙂 The staff was competent and kind as well. Overall good experience!
- Maggie M
Patient Review By Teresa S
Excellent care, very professional with patient care staff is wonderful the Dr Sandlin is the best I have ever been to and I have had a lot of dental work!!
- Teresa S
Patient Review By Allen H
Extremely competent and professional
- Allen H
Patient Review By Ashley W
Everyone was very pleasant and super nice. I would definitely come back and recommend them to anyone.
- Ashley W
Patient Review By Michael J
HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Staff scheduled appointment with ease followed up and completed my paperwork online before my appointment. Dr. Sandlin sat down and thoroughly explained my issues and my options. Super nice guy and obviously very knowledgeable.
- Michael J
Patient Review By Candace U
Great experience all around. The front office staff is friendly, helpful and accommodating. The assistants are capable and kind. Dr. Sandlin is wonderful. He followed up in the evening and got me so well taken care of. I would highly recommend this office!
- Candace U
Patient Review By Tara H
Amazing experience and completely painless which is hard for a person with severe tmjd. Love Dr. Horwat
- Tara H
Patient Review By Tara H
Dr. Horwat and his staff are amazing. Amazingly quick and honestly 100% painless.
- Tara H
Patient Review By Judith W
- Judith W
Patient Review By Ann I
Dr Sandalin and his assistant Amanda were awesome! Will definitely refer them to friends and family.
- Ann I
Patient Review By Carie B
Best root canal procedure I've had! I would definitely go back and recommend them to anyone.
- Carie B
Patient Review By David S
As a first timer to this location, I was relieved to be relieved from the pain I was feeling. Anyone is always a bit "on edge" when having this procedure done but it went relatively quick and best of all with very little discomfort other than when I was finished I felt like I was slobbering all over myself due to the numbing. I hope I never have to go through a root canal again... but IF I do, I would have Dr. Sandlin and his most awesome assistant, Haley do it again. I highly recommend them. Thank you both for your friendliness and professionalism.
- David S