Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Cook's genuine concern for your well-being ensures that you will always receive outstanding dental care.

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Cosmetic Dentist Birmingham AL

About Our Office

Our friendly professional team works hard to make you comfortable so that every visit is enjoyable and stress-free.

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Services & Procedures

We stay current with the latest dental treatments to provide you with the services you need for excellent oral health.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Treatment

How can we help you?

At Cook Family Dentistry, we feel that you deserve to be fully informed about every aspect of your treatment. That is why we always take the time necessary to answer all your questions. Whatever your question, we've got the answer!

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but we encourage you to contact us if yours is not shown below.

Root Canal Treatment

root canals birmingham alA root canal or "endodontic" treatment basically restores your painful or infected tooth back to health.  Basically, a tooth is hollow, kind of like a drinking straw.  Inside this hollow space (the root canal) is where the nerves, blood vessels, and other "stuff" is located.  Outside of the tooth, our mouths have bacteria that naturally live there.  However, if these bacteria enter the root canal either through a cavity or a crack in the tooth, the nerve can die and the tooth will require a root canal treatment.

Root Canal Process

Root canals are not painful...some patients may remember a painful tooth that needed a root canal, but the actual procedure takes the pain away.  Many patients actually take a nap during the root canal!  During the procedure, the tooth is numbed, any cavity is cleaned up, and access is gained to the hollow "root canal" space of the tooth.  Then we thoroughly clean that hollow space, dry it, and seal it.

After a root canal, many teeth will need a full-coverage crown as soon as possible for protection against cracking, as the tooth is now more brittle and fragile than before the root canal procedure.

Please give us a call if we can be of any help!

sedation dentistry birmingham allWe know that dental treatments can cause anxiety for many patients, and our priority is getting you the important care you need. If you experience dental phobia, we can offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax during treatment.

It is very common to be afraid of visiting the dentist. In fact, it’s a problem that affects millions of people. Sometimes the fear may be so overwhelming that you’re tempted to put off important treatments designed to protect your oral health.

Reduce Dental Anxiety

Of course, you already know that avoiding treatment only postpones the inevitable. But we need to find a way to help reduce your anxiety, and that’s why we offer nitrous oxide sedation.

Nitrous oxide is one of the safest, most widely used types of sedation available. It has helped millions of anxious patients receive both basic and more complex treatments.

Sedation Options

When we use nitrous oxide, you will not go to sleep. You will just feel very calm and a little drowsy. Many of our patients tell us that, after treatment, they don’t really remember what was going on around them. After treatment, you will immediately be able to go about your normal activities.

Please don’t put off dental treatment because of your anxiety. We will be happy to explain more about the benefits of nitrous oxide at your next visit. Please call our Birmingham dental office to schedule an appointment.

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We are open and seeing patients!  Due to limits on available PPE we are only open limited hours each week.  To ensure our safety and that of our patients, we have installed a REME Halo in our HVAC system  (more on the REME Halo here:  https://www.rgf.com/products/air/reme-halo/ ) .  We also have 5 HEPA-13 medical grade air purifiers by Medify Air that are spread throughout our office.  Safety is our priority, and we really appreciate everyone's loyalty and patience as we work through this challenge!