What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on treating the pulp and surrounding tissues of the tooth. The root canal, which contains soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves, is located beneath the gum line. When this pulp becomes infected or damaged, an endodontic specialist removes it to save the tooth and prevent further problems. After treatment, the tooth functions normally.
Are x-rays safe?
Yes, our state-of-the-art computerized system uses digital radiography, which exposes patients to radiation levels up to 80 percent lower than conventional dental x-rays. These digital images can be easily shared and stored electronically.
Is infection a concern?
No, we strictly adhere to the highest infection control standards recommended by OSHA, the CDC, and the ADA. Our sterilization techniques and barrier methods eliminate any risk of infection.
What to expect after treatment?
Once your root canal treatment is completed, we will send a record of your treatment to your restorative dentist. They will schedule a follow-up appointment to place a permanent restoration on your tooth. Complications are rare, but if any arise, we are available to assist you at all times.
What new technologies are used?
We utilize operating microscopes to aid in visualizing the inside of your tooth. These microscopes provide magnification and illumination, allowing our specialists to see even the smallest details. In some cases, a tiny video camera may be used to document the findings.