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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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: 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
Bluegrass Endodontics, PLLC
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
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
Patient Review By Larry P
Dr. Horwat was outstanding, very informative and helpful. We would highly recommend using his services.
- Larry P
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
Patient Review By Helen J
Dr Sandlin and his staff were very professional, courteous and kind. Their office was beautiful. My root canal was painless and they did everything possible to make me comfortable. I highly recommend Bluegrass Endodintics.
- Helen J
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Patient Review By Linda H
Beautiful, professional office with kind and caring staff. Dr. Sandlin was great! Would highly recommend to anyone!
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Bluegrass Endodontics was amazing.
Patient Review By Mary S
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