DO YOU PUT ME TO SLEEP?
No, Endodontic treatment is accomplished with a simple local anesthetic. Oral sedation can be used for patients with anxiety. A mild sedative is prescribed to endure your visit is a pleasant one. This optional form of sedation restricts the patient from driving themselves to and from the appointment and requires alternate transportation.
HOW LONG DOES A ROOT CANAL TAKE?
Root Canal Therapy is a simple non-surgical procedure that generally is completed in one hour. Some complex cases or emergency treatment may require additional visits.
ARE THERE ANY POST OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS?
There are rarely any post operative complications following Endodontic treatment.
All cases are reviewed with the Doctor prior to any treatment.
WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE ANY NECESSARY TREATMENT WITH MY GENERAL DENTIST?
Following Root Canal Therapy a report of treatment will be sent to your General/Restorative dentist. It is recommended you schedule an appointment for your follow-up restoration within a few weeks of your Endodontic treatment. Your General dentist will determine the type of restoration to best fit your restorative needs.
Digital radiographs are used in place of traditional x-rays. Digital technology is faster (no processing time), with 80% to 90% reduction in radiation levels they are much safer for the patient and offer superior resolution. Digital radiographs are also environmentally friendly as they do not require the use of chemicals.
Specialized microscopes are used to enhance visualization of the treatment areas. This allows for more precise diagnosis and treatment. Including preservation of tooth structures, visualization of cracks and/or root fractures, negotiating calcified and accessory canals. In addition, all Endodontic surgical procedures are performed utilizing a surgical microscope so that we may offer you the most advanced treatment options available.
Cone Beam CT technology provides 3-dimensional imaging allowing for increased diagnostic capability, precision treatment and treatment of anatomically challenging and complex cases. In both non surgical and surgical treatment, this 3-dimensional technology allows us to know more during the treatment planning phase and to perform less invasive Endodontic treatment.