Endodontics: Clinical Excellence
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. As a specialist, we have completed 4 years of dental school and another 2 or 3 years of post graduate training. With these advanced surgical and nonsurgical skills, we are uniquely qualified to treat routine as well as complex cases. We limit our practice to endodontic procedures and have the high tech equipment needed to provide the highest levels of clinical excellence.
Root Canal Treatment
Many of our patients remark that their root canal was as easy as having a cavity filled. Root canals can save your teeth by removing any inflamed or infected tissue from the inside of the tooth. Where possible, a root canal treatment is performed instead of an extraction.
Root Canal Retreatment
Sometimes a tooth can fail to heal completely or may develop additional problems after the initial root canal treatment. A number of reasons may cause the need for another treatment such as too much time between a root canal and having the crown put in place, or if your filling or crown has cracked. In some cases, a new problem may develop that causes tooth decay. You still have a chance to save your tooth and can opt for a root canal retreatment.
Endodontic micro surgery, sometimes called apicoectomy, is the next step if a tooth cannot be treated with a root canal or retreatment. During this surgery, the root tip is completely removed with any and all infected tissue before being sealed to prevent any further infections. This can prevent the need to have your tooth extracted.