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”). 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.
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Mobile Endodontic Associates
Patient Review by Diane B
Dr. Joan-Marie Manolakis was excellent with every move. Never has any pain during or after procedure!!! I could not have been more pleased. Hope all went well with your new baby!!
- Diane B
Patient Review by John M
I arrived somewhat apprehensive of the procedure. Dr. Manolakis and her assistant quickly and painlessly performed a root canal on me. If I should ever require a similar procedure, I shall return to this practice. As an added benefit, she and her assistant sing beautifully!
- John M
Patient Review by Elva O
My first visit experience with Dr.Manolaks and her staff was excellent.
- Elva O
Patient Review by Jack M
Five day out from root canal - no problems or issues. Mouth feels normal again. Thank you.
- Jack M
Patient Review by Lee E
I cannot say enough complimentary things about Mobile Endodontic Associates. Outstanding. I highly recommend them.
- Lee E
Patient Review by Doug P
Dr. Morgan gave a clear explanation of what was happening with my tooth. The root canal went very well with no side effects. The staff was great.
- Doug P
Patient Review by Sara P
The doctor and staff was outstanding. The visit was very enjoyable, yes I do realize I was scheduled to get a root canal. I had no pain during nor after the precess. Thank you and your staff for an awesome job.
- Sara P
Patient Review by Amy A
I would recommend this group to anyone. The staff is very courteous and kind. Dr. Manolakis is an absolute God send!
- Amy A
Patient Review by Kim S
The staff was kind, patient, and very reassuring. Their focus was 100% on the patient and I felt like I was in excellent hands. I would recommend them in a heartbeat!
- Kim S
Patient Review by Mandy H
Everyone in this office deserves a gold medal. The kindness and sympathy exhibited towards me went above and beyond the norm. I came in feeling miserable from weeks of discomfort and they made sure I stayed comfortable from the beginning until I left their office. The doctor and staff was professional and courteous, I would give the highest recommendation and would return here if I ever needed services again.
- Mandy H
Patient Review by Justin S
This is my second root canal with a great dentist, Joan-Marie. Joan and the team made sure that I was more than comfortable. They did so good, I decided to write this while driving just to make sure I would remember to give her a good review! 🙂
- Justin S
Patient Review by Nancy H
I liked the KLOVE music playing while she was working.
- Nancy H
Patient Review by Bob C
I was very nervous about having root canal work. Dr. Morgan quickly put me at ease. The procedure was handled in a highly professional manner and was not the painful experience I was expecting. I am going in today for my second one within a few weeks. I highly recommend Dr. Morgan to all.
- Bob C
Patient Review by Judith G
I was really nervous about the Procedure (root canal) the Staff and Doctor, very reassuring and they were right on target. Easy and Painless. Thank you so much for he kindness .
- Judith G
Patient Review by Gene J
First time I've ever needed a root canal and had no idea what to expect. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating in getting me scheduled and making me feel confidant that I would be fine. Dr. Morgan was very friendly and did an excellent job of explaining what needed to be done and what the outcome should be. Procedure went very well, and I was completely comfortable the entire time. I would not hesitate to return to Dr. Morgan if I ever find myself in need of these services in the future.
- Gene J
Patient Review by Tracy B
I am so pleased that I was sent to Dr. Morgan. He and all of the staff were great!!! They all made me feel comfortable, and that is great when you are having a root canal done!! This procedure went extremely well! Would definitely recommend!!! I am returning to have my second root canal done!!! Good Christian environment Thank you Dr. Morgan and staff for making my visit so wonderful
- Tracy B
Patient Review by Lee H
It is the most "non-painful" root canal I have ever had.
- Lee H
Patient Review by Ted A
Had upcoming surgery (shoulder) and had to have a root canal so I could proceed with the surgery the following week. Dr. Joan was absolutely wonderful in all phases of this procedure. She was gentle and I was never in any pain (other than holding my mouth open longer than normal). Men love to look at pretty ladies and Dr Joan is a pretty lady and a pleasure to look at and have working on you. Hope I never have another root canal but if I do you can bet your life I will get Dr. Joan to do the procedure for me. Thanks again Doc, and Donna you did a great job also. Hugs and kisses from one happy patient.
- Ted A
Patient Review by Ronnie C
This was my second root canal . Dr. Morgan is wonderful along with his staff. I would definitely recommend him.
- Ronnie C
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