Root Canal Treatment | Mobile AL
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million are performed every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. The dental pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerve tissue 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, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and/or gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. Root canal treatment removes this injured pulp, 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. Root canal treatment has an excellent success rate!
We make every effort to insure your comfort during treatment. We use local anesthesia for all our patients. In addition, if you desire, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia (“laughing gas”) FREE of charge. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you can return to your normal routine very soon thereafter.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your general dentist. You should contact their office shortly after we complete our treatment. They will schedule for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks. Your general dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for our patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond.
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.
Mobile Endodontic Associates
Patient Review by Robert T
First off, I'd like to thank Dr. Joan's father for his service. And also, thank Dr. Joan for her service in saving teeth. My tooth was mean and nasty because I let it go for so long but Donna and Dr. Joan were awesome. Dr. Joan actually explained the procedure to me before she did it. God willing, I won't need another root canal, but if I do I'm coming here.
- Robert T
Patient Review by Tara C
My experience was absolutely great! I definitely would recommend them to all my friends and family.
- Tara C
Patient Review by Justin S
The ladies here are great. I was trying my best to not laugh at times so they could do their job. Joan-Marie is a very calm and patient dentist, and she sings during the operation which is very calming. Furthermore, she sends out a hand written postcard to check up on you after your procedure. They are really close to their patients and they care. They go above and beyond the term "professional". If you need a root canal done right, visit this group. The whole team is great from check-in to the procedure, right on to checking out. You will not regret choosing this group.
- Justin S
Patient Review by Lynn T
I'd give Dr. Manolakis more then 5 stars if the option to do that was here. This was my 1st root canal so I was a little apprehensive about the procedure. Dr. Manolakis talked me through everything and even mentioned some of the sounds I'd hear. It was helpful for me to know what's coming and I was so glad she took the time to explain it all. The procedure was painless after getting numbed (and that wasn't so bad either). It was comforting to have a highly skilled and caring Dr. and staff. If anyone asks - this is the place to go & the Dr. to see.
- Lynn T
Patient Review by Erica L
Dr. Manolakis made my root canal experience easy, painless, and kept me informed during the entire process. My experience could not have been better. Dr. Manolakis and her staff took great care in easing my anxiety. It was off the charts!! They are amazing!!
- Erica L
Patient Review by Kathy J
Dr Morgan, his assistant and staff made my root canal experience so much better than what it could have been. Dr Morgan is so calming and has such a sweet spirit. I pray that I do not have a future need but if I do I will definitely call on Dr Morgan.
- Kathy J
Patient Review by Melissa B
Dr. Morgan and his staff are wonderful! I will definitely recommend them to my family and friends.
- Melissa B
Patient Review by Mary B
As someone who was once traumatized very long ago, I truly appreciated the expert care and extra attention from Dr Manolakis and Avery. Also, their wonderful singing during the procedure was at first a surprise but then helped to calm me. They truly addressed my emotional needs as well as my physical comfort. Excellent!
- Mary B
Patient Review by Sandra W
Dr. Morgan and his staff made a procedure that might have been fearful and dreaded into a comfortable, and reassuring experience. His wisdom and skill saved my tooth. I am forever grateful to him for the care I received.
- Sandra W
Patient Review by Karen G
I was very anxious about having a root canal for the first time, but Dr. Manolakis and her assistant were very considerate. Dr. Manolakis answered all my questions, even taking the time to explain in more detail those things I didn't quite understand. She took great care to make sure I could feel nothing, and throughout the process she explained what she was going to do next, and what kind of pressure or sounds I would likely feel and hear. I really appreciate how she kept my physical and mental comfort in mind! If I need further endodontic treatment, I will go see Dr. Manolakis at Mobile Endodontic Associates.
- Karen G
Patient Review by Christie N
It was a very good experience. Dr Manolakis was so sweet, knowledgeable and kind. It had been a long time since my last root canal and Dr McMurphy had retired when this happened. I was very anxious to have to see a new dentist, especially for a root canal, but I could not have had a better experience. It was basically painless and I had no problems afterwards. I will always use this group. Since I have to have another one, I am happy it will be done by Dr Manolakis. I will definitely recommend your group to other people.
- Christie N
Patient Review by Anita S
This procedure could not have been better. Something that was dreaded turned out to be a blessing .The music was relaxing and beautiful. Heartfelt thanks to all the staff and prayers of blessing.
- Anita S
Patient Review by Lisa D
Dr. Manolakis was wonderful. She was very caring, compassionate and did a great job. She made me feel at ease during the treatment. Great atmosphere. Especially loved the Christian radio station being played during my visits. It was comforting to me.
- Lisa D
Patient Review by Rachel B
Dr. Manolakis is amazing. The shots were painless and she was so confident with her work. It was a quick and easy process. I came in for a consultation and received treatment the same day. Highly recommended.
- Rachel B
Patient Review by Graham F
Root canal is probably one of the most uncomfortable dental procedures you can experience. The staff at this facility made me feel comfortable and alleviated my apprehension about the entire procedure. Dr. Morgan was very expedient and did everything possible to mitigate the obvious discomfort and tedium and complete the work as quickly as possible. In the end, I have experienced only minor soreness in my cheek and jaw, which I expected. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone in need of these services.
- Graham F
Patient Review by Tim H
Dr Joan-Marie Manolakis is awesome. Hated any thought of having a root canal until I used her. If i ever need another she will be the one that does it.
- Tim H
Patient Review by Kandy M
Dr. Manolakis was awesome! Was very nervous about the procedure but she made me feel so much better! Love the fact that they play Christian music in their office! What a testimony!
- Kandy M
Patient Review by Paulette C
Loved talking ballet about our girls. Equipment is perfect and they followed up with me, as to how I was doing. Said to call if I was having any trouble.
- Paulette C
Patient Review by Jim F
I have had several root canals before from others. This was THE most comfortable I have ever been having that procedure. The gentle pats on my shoulder as the numbing injections were given were most appreciated. Dr. Morgan was extremely gentle performing the procedure. If I ever need another root canal, I will surely make my appointment with Dr. Rick Morgan.
- Jim F
Patient Review by Ellen H
I absolutely had a great experience with the whole office staff!
- Ellen H