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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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: Hendersonville Office Phone Number 615-824-7546. 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. You may want to read information provided on our Insurance and Financial information pages.

Patient Reviews: Root Canal Treatment

Please read testimonials from our patients. You can also leave us your feedback. For assistance, please call us at Hendersonville Office Phone Number Hendersonville Office Phone Number 615-824-7546.

Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 147 Root Canal Therapy reviews.

Patient Review By Zoyle J

Dr. Horwat is an exceptional Endodontist. He was truly wonderful throughout the complete procedure. I came through it feeling great and everything from obtaining the appointment, checking in and being seen by doctor was first class! I would Highly Recommend if you need endodontic work you will be extremely pleased at the service and have a smile on your face like me!!!

- Zoyle J

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Patient Review By Deborah C


- Deborah C

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Patient Review By Pam B

I would recommend this office to anybody!!

- Pam B

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Patient Review By Keith Averett

Everybody was great!!

- Keith Averett

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Patient Review By Kelli R

Nice, clean office. Friendly staff, and doctor explained everything in detail. Great experience

- Kelli R

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Patient Review By Debra M

Wonderful job-totally comfortable all the way!

- Debra M

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- Ken C

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Patient Review By Cornelia H

The experience was great! Even though it was getting a root canal!

- Cornelia H

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Patient Review By Judith B

Everything was awesome here. Great experience!!

- Judith B

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Patient Review By Millissa H

I came into the office terrified and left with ease!

- Millissa H

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Patient Review By Gene T

Excellence in Service and Quality of Work. When we feel like we've been wronged we're really quick to fire off letters and write reviews. Not so much when we get good service, so this is way over due. I'm a veteran who needed a root canal and since the veterans dentist appointments are so backed up, the VA dentist sent me to an outside endodontist. I was sent to "Bluegrass Endodonics". I had always heard how bad root canals were so I was really dreading it. From the minute I walked in the office at Bluegrass Endodonics in Hendersonville the girls up front were nice, friendly, and professional. Then I was taken to "The Chair" lol. The assistant who did the xrays was friendly and professional. Then in walks "The Doctor"! Dr. Horwat. Dr. Horwat made me feel at ease right away and treated me like I was a friend he had known all his life. I could tell he was very confident in his profession. He took steps that made me actually enjoy that visit that I was so afraid of going to. For example; isolating the individual tooth by placing a small piece of rubber over my mouth to keep any of the drillings from going down in my throat. It was one of the most enjoyable dentist appointments I have ever been to. Dr. Horwat even gave me his cell number in case anything went wrong. I walked out of the office and literally bragged on Dr. Horwat and his associates for a week after the root canal. Here is the real kicker. The VA had only approved Dr. Horwat to do the root canal and put in a temporary filling. Then, because the VA couldn't schedule me in for quite sometime, the temporary filling fell out and the part of the tooth Dr. Horwat had to rebuild broke off. This is where Dr. Horwat went way above and beyond the call of duty. We called him on Tuesday and by Thursday I was back in the chair. Dr. Horwat completely re-built the tooth, put in the stud and the permanante filling at absolutely NO CHARGE. I believe I was treated so well, in part, because of my veteran status. Dr. Horwat loves to help give back to the veterans who served their country, but I know he gives everyone the same excellence in service and quality of work. I believe Dr. Horwat and his associates as well, is the best in his field in the state of Tennessee, and I would go as far as to say in the United States. I highly recommend Bluegrass Endodonics to anyone who needs a root canal. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Gene Travis

- Gene T

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Patient Review By Ken b

The staff and doctor are so friendly and are interested in you, do everything to help you feel better.

- Ken b

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Patient Review By Leevetta R

The staff at Bluegrass Endodontics were very kind. Each staff member made sure I was very comfortable.

- Leevetta R

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Patient Review By Carl C


- Carl C

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Patient Review By Christopher S

Had no idea i was going to have to get a root canal this morning. Was referred to bluegrass and thry were AWESOME!!! Called me, went over cost before i came, very personal, and procedure was no big deal. Give them an 11 on a 1-10 scale.

- Christopher S

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Patient Review By Gabby W

Bluegrass Endodontics is a lifesaver!! The staff are extremely friendly, the facility is exceptionally clean, the doc knows what he's doing and does everything possible to get you taken care of. Scheduling an appointment was simple and easy compared to what i've had to experience with other practices just in the last week! You can skip the paperwork and waiting around in a lobby by logging in and completing your forms with their quick online procces. Thank you so much BG Endodontics!

- Gabby W

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Patient Review By Larry P

Dr. Horwat was outstanding, very informative and helpful. We would highly recommend using his services.

- Larry P

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Patient Review By Michelle S

Great experience, I have had these done at the dentist and this is a total different experience. It was super quick and painless. I will be coming back if I need one again!

- Michelle S

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