Endodontic FAQ's

Endodontists are highly skilled dental specialists in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatment. Endodontists complete an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Our advanced training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. Endodontic treatment can often save a diseased tooth.

We will take every measure to ensure that anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after a few hours.

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office one year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for your follow-up appointment.  In the meantime, it is of the utmost importance that you see your general dentist to have the tooth permanently restored 2-3 weeks after treatment is completed in our office.

No. While radiographs (x-ray images) will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed, and sent to your restorative dentist via secure e-mail or portal that is HIPAA compliance.

Many of our patients return for all of their endodontic needs, and even refer their friends and family members. We consider this the ultimate compliment. If your condition does not require our services, we will refer you to you general dentist for the necessary treatment. Should you have questions or concerns regarding a dental problem, or if you have been told you need a root canal or extraction, please contact us at 361-882-5353.