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
Hendersonville Office Phone Number 615-824-7546
Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet Office Phone Number 615-553-4319
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Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM for both locations.

 

Endodontic Treatment DiagramWhat 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

5 out of 5 stars based on 102 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By kathleen F

Great staff. Dr has amazing bedside manner, is very knowlegdable, and thorough. Excellent.

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Patient Review By Jon S

You guys are great! I heard horror stories of root canals. There was no discomfort or pain. Everyone was very professional explaining the process and ensuring I was comfortable. Thank you!

- Jon S

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Patient Review By Weyman D

Modern equipment, highly professional Dr. And staff. The attending Dr. Was Austin Van Dusen and his assistant was Marissa. Dr. Van DusenanDusen was very competent and took the time to not only answer all my questions , but also explained each step of the procedure both before and as he went. They worked well as a team and I would highly recommend Dr. Van Dusen to anyone needing an endodontic procedure.

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Patient Review By Johnny T

Amy and Dr Horwat, ask for them. Fun people to be around. Comfortable environment and extremely pleasureable appointment. Would come back again.

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Patient Review By Patricia K

I love you guys. Y'all are awesome.

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Patient Review By John D

Great job

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Great experience

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Patient Review By Jennifer S

I had a wonderful experience from the moment my appointment was set to my follow up call the next day after my procedure. The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. I saw Dr. Horwat in the Mt. Juliet location; who was hands down an amazing endodontist, the best I've ever seen (visited 2 prior to him). He was very attentive and explained everything before the procedure and during. I would highly recommend Bluegrass, Dr. Horwat and the staff.

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Patient Review By Will k

Everyone was awesome!

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Patient Review By Suzanne h

A wonderful experience

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Patient Review By Tiffany L

Everyone was very welcoming. Thanks to Dr Sandlin and his assistant Jennifer for taking great care of me and my needs.

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Patient Review By Linda B

Came in very nervous and left with a great ease. Amy and Dr VanDusen were comforting, easy and helped me through a scary time. Very thankful I was referred here.

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Patient Review By Crystal C

The staff was very kind. I was treated great. Thank you!

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Patient Review By Shirley N

Great experience in a usually scary situation.

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Patient Review By Roxana H

dr. Norwat was extremely professional, funny, put me at ease immediately. I felt no pain during the entire procedure, not even during the anesthetic. Very relaxing.

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Patient Review By Daniel s

No pain

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Patient Review By Peggy Sue L

Good experience!

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Patient Review By Teresa G

Everyone was very nice and friendly. I will tell my family and all of my friends about your office.

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