• What is endodontics?

The branch of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp (sometimes called the nerve) and periradicular tissues.

  • I'm worried about x-rays. Should I be?

No. While X-Rays will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography. This reduces the already small radiation dose by a further 75%- 80%. For most endodontic treatments 2 or 3 X-rays are all that is required.

  • How may visits are required for a root canal?

Usually it is completed in two visits, but occasionally it may be accomplished in a single visit.

  • Will my pain go away immediately?

In most cases the quantity and quality of discomfort will subside dramatically within the first 24-48 hours. This can be controlled with over the counter-medication. Any sensitivity to cold, hot or even breathing air ‘in’ will be gone after your visit.

  • How Successful is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a proven and predictable procedure successfully treating the problem in over 95% of cases. As with any dental procedure, however, the success of the treatment is largely dependent on the individual in question and how well the tooth and gum heal following the procedure.

  • Can all teeth be treated endodontically?

Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. And, when endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.

  • What are the alternatives to endodontic treatment?

If root canal procedures cannot be performed then the only alternative is extraction of the tooth. The missing tooth should be replaced with an artificial one by an implant or a bridge.

Your dentist has referred you to an endodontist because he or she understands that you will benefit from the specialized training and experience that a root canal specialist can offer.read more

Myth #1 - Root canal treatment is painful.

False. A root canal does not cause pain. In fact, root canals are performed to relieve pain caused by inflammation of the pulp chamber (where the nerve is located) or a dental infection.read more

We are offering the latest in dental technology as well as the most advanced techniques to ensure the highest possible success of your root canal treatment.read more

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