For most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to our office at approximately 1 year after completion of the procedure. Our office will send a reminder notice when you are due for a follow-up appointment.
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a detailed record of your treatment will be sent to your referring dentist. You should contact his or her office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your dentist will decide which type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. [...]
To provide you with a painless and comfortable experience, small amount of anesthetic will be placed to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. A sheet of synthetic material called the “rubber dam” will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, thus keeping it clean and dry during treatment. The procedure consists of [...]
Your initial appointment will consist of an examination followed by a consultation to explain your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, treatment can be started on the same day as the consultation.
Symptoms indicating possible need for root canal treatment include: pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, tenderness to touch and chewing, a ‘pimple’ on the gum, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, drainage, and tenderness in the lymph nodes or gums. However, it is not uncommon to have no symptoms at all.
Board-certified endodontists have completed the highest level of education in the specialty. Board certification requires a challenging and lengthy process that spans over several years including written, oral, and case history exams. Becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics places one in a distinguished group of endodontists who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge and [...]
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in treating diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures, diagnosing facial pain and related problems, and treating traumatic dental injuries. All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy; however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s why you have been referred to an endodontic [...]
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the [...]