Endodontic Procedures Introduction
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
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As an endodontic patient, what should I expect?
In some cases your General Dentist will have referred you for an evaluation only and in other cases they will have referred you for evaluation and treatment on the same day. Either way a comprehensive examination of the tooth and/or area in question will be done by the doctor. A dental assistant will also be in the room. Even if you have brought x-rays with you from your dentist’s office, we will usually take additional ones as part of this initial consultation. Keep in mind that there is no additional expense for these x-rays and our digital radiography system keeps radiation exposure to a minimum. The purpose is to diagnose orofacial pain and pulpal injury and determine if the tooth is a good candidate for endodontic therapy. After the exam, the doctor will make a diagnosis and discuss treatment options with you.
Under certain circumstances, microsurgery may be indicated. We are experts in performing this procedure, and utilize sophisticated equipment to ensure the best result.