endodontic services we offer include the following:
Your dentist has referred you to our office for an endodontic
evaluation and possible treatment.
Root canal therapy involves the cleaning, shaping and filling
of the canal space within the root of the tooth.
Retreatment is necessary when the root canal becomes reinfected.
It is usually possible to perform the root canal treatment
again and create an environment which will promote healing.
When retreatment is not possible or is not successful, a surgical
approach can be used.
Diagnosis of Oral Facial Pain
Endodontists are trained to differentiate between pain of
endodontic origin and non-dental pain.
Bleaching or Nonvital Bleaching
This procedure is used to lighten a darkly discolored tooth
that has had a root canal.
oxide (laughing gas)
(neck) pillows and blankets
your safety our office features:
office meets or exceeds all OSHA standards of sterilization
and infection control
covers and medical supplies
clothing: masks, gloves, gowns, goggles
of the art sterilization techniques and monitoring
education for staff in infection control and CPR training
has referred you to our office for an endodontic evaluation
and possible treatment. We will review your medical and dental
history, chief complaint, perform diagnostic tests, and study
all x-rays. It is sometimes necessary to have additional x-rays
taken in order to provide a three dimensional view of the
tooth in question.
of an endodontic evaluation are:
if you are in need of endodontic (root canal) treatment
the source of the pain.
often experience generalized pain and are unable to identify
the problem tooth. Sometimes pain can be felt in an area that
is different from the one in which it originates. When the
source of pain is different from the site of pain, this is
commonly known as referred pain.
a non-surgical approach for root canal therapy is not possible.
Skillful diagnosis in endodontic surgery requires accurate
determination of the reasons for endodontic failure. Most
common causes for failure are: unusual, complex and undetectable
root canal anatomy, accessory canals that cannot be treated
conventionally, or a fractured root. Other factors which may
require a surgical approach, include the presence of a post
which cannot be removed, calcification of the canals, or obstruction
due to a separated instrument. Most of these cases can be
successfully treated with endodontic surgery.
goal of all endodontic surgery is to remove disease, prevent
it from recurring, and to create an environment in which healing
procedure itself is done in the dental office, under local
anesthetic. It takes approximately one hour, and most patients
return to work after the procedure. The most common endodontic
(or Root-End Resection)