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.


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Hendersonville Office Phone Number 615-824-7546
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Mt. Juliet Office Phone Number 615-553-4319
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Animated diagram of a tooth receiving a root canalWhat 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

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Patient Review By Tara H

Dr. Horwat and his staff are amazing. Amazingly quick and honestly 100% painless.

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Patient Review By Ann I

Dr Sandalin and his assistant Amanda were awesome! Will definitely refer them to friends and family.

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Patient Review By Carie B

Best root canal procedure I've had! I would definitely go back and recommend them to anyone.

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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.

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Patient Review By Julie C

Absolutely painless procedure. Staff and doctor top notch. Would use again without hesitation.

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Patient Review By Anonymous

Everyone from the receptionist to Jeanette, Dr Horwat and Debbie were fabulous! I've never had such a great experience with a root canal. Excellent office with professionalism over the top. I've been telling everyone!!!!

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Patient Review By Tina B

This office is amazing!!! I would recommend this office to everyone. The Staff here is so warm and inviting and work so well together. I think that Dr. Howart did an excellent job on my root canal, very happy with the work he did.

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Patient Review By Susan maurer

Well nice visit Dr. Was great

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Patient Review By Terry S

Wonderful staff and Dr. Horwat was awesome

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Patient Review By Lee Ann F

Great experience!

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Patient Review By Alicia B

Best visit at a dentist I've had in over ten years!! I'm hard to get numb, so finding a place that can get around that is amazing.

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Patient Review By Tina H

Wonderful experience. Dr and assistance were excellent.

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Patient Review By Cathy F

I will come back for any root canals that's needs to be done

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Patient Review By Brenda S

Everyone was super nice and helpful!

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Patient Review By Lina M

Cannot believe how smoothly it all went start to finish! Great staff makes you feel welcome when you walk in. Dr Horwat was so nice and explained everything which made me less nervous. Never had any real pain so that was a huge plus!! T.V on the ceiling so watched one of my favorite T.V. shows. Pretty amazing how easy it all was! Would not hesitate to recommend this practice to family and friends!

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Great experience !!

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Patient Review By Leslie L

Awesome experience!

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Patient Review By Linda W

I had to have a root canal procedure done this week that was difficult, but Dr. Horwat and his staff handled it with no problem. They made me feel at ease and explained every step they did. The staff even called the next day to see how I was doing. I highly recommend Dr. Horwat and his staff.

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