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The endodontic services we offer include the following:
Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Retreatment
Diagnosis of Oral Facial Pain
Bleaching or Nonvital Bleaching
For your safety our office features:
Consultation and Diagnosis
Your dentist has referred you to our office for an endodontic evaluation and possible treatment. We will review your medical and dental history, chief complaint, perform diagnostic tests, and study all x-rays. It is sometimes necessary to have additional x-rays taken in order to provide a three dimensional view of the tooth in question.
The goals of an endodontic evaluation are:
Patients often experience generalized pain and are unable to identify the problem tooth. Sometimes pain can be felt in an area that is different from the one in which it originates. When the source of pain is different from the site of pain, this is commonly known as referred pain.
Sometimes a non-surgical approach for root canal therapy is not possible. Skillful diagnosis in endodontic surgery requires accurate determination of the reasons for endodontic failure. Most common causes for failure are: unusual, complex and undetectable root canal anatomy, accessory canals that cannot be treated conventionally, or a fractured root. Other factors which may require a surgical approach, include the presence of a post which cannot be removed, calcification of the canals, or obstruction due to a separated instrument. Most of these cases can be successfully treated with endodontic surgery.
The goal of all endodontic surgery is to remove disease, prevent it from recurring, and to create an environment in which healing may occur.
The surgical procedure itself is done in the dental office, under local anesthetic. It takes approximately one to two hours, and most patients return to work after the procedure. The most common endodontic surgery is:
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