Endodontics for healthy teethAs an endodontic patient, what should I expect?

  • A comprehensive examination will be performed to diagnose the source and cause of one’s symptoms.  We will then determine if the tooth is a good candidate for endodontic and restorative therapy.  We take the time to thoroughly discuss and explain the treatment options with all of our patients.
  • If your tooth is not amenable  to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will   be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes  evident during or after treatment.   In this scenario, we will discuss, with you, the options for  replacing your tooth and inform your dentist promptly.  If a referral is needed to another   specialist we will be happy to make the appropriate accommodations for  you.
  • During treatment we use a  generous amount of local anesthesia to ensure your visit is as comfortable  as possible.  Topical anesthetic is  always used before administering local anesthetics to further address our  patients concerns about discomfort.   We will also provide you with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) if   indicated or requested.  If stronger sedating medications are needed prior to treatment, we will be happy to  consult with you about prescribing such medications.
  • All of our patients should be  able to drive home after treatment unless pre-medicated with an  anti-anxiety medication.  You should  also be comfortable enough to return immediately to your normal daily  routine.
  • It is rare for endodontic  patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or  microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all  times to respond.  Please contact  our office immediately.  To prevent  further future decay, please continue to practice good dental hygiene.
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