Frequently Asked Questions

Your dentist has referred you to our office for evaluation and possible treatment of problems associated with the internal anatomy of your tooth. Endodontic therapy is indicated when the nerve tissue inside the root canal system becomes inflamed or infected from a variety of causes, such as: deep decay, multiple fillings, broken teeth, discoloration, or trauma.
Our goal is to provide a completely pain-free procedure. More often than not patients do not feel any pain during treatment. We expect to provide painless endodontic treatment by relying on comprehensive local anesthesia. After treatment some discomfort is expected but is usually well managed with over the counter medications. If necessary, Prescription drugs may be prescribed to treat the pain. Specific instructions for the management of discomfort will be provided at the time of root canal therapy.
The treatment we provide is part of a comprehensive treatment plan which has been established by your general dentist. Endodontically treated teeth will require placement of a definitive restoration (filling or crown), to prevent fracture or contamination of the tooth. Your general dentist is best qualified to determine how your tooth is to be restored to full form and function. Your dentist must be contacted as soon as possible to arrange for completion of the restorative treatment plan.
Antibiotics are not usually necessary after treatment. However, if necessary, the appropriate antibiotics will be prescribed.
The cost of your procedure will be determined by location of the tooth and the treatment that needs to be performed depending on the diagnosis. You will be informed of the diagnosis and fee before treatment is initiated. Please be advised that any cost associated with the final restoration will need to be discussed with your general dentist.
We provide conventional root canal therapy, retreatment of failing root canals, endodontic microsurgery (apicoectomy), internal bleaching, post removal, and diagnosis of orofacial pain.
Payment is expected in full at the time of service. If you have dental insurance we will gladly submit your claim on your behalf, however we cannot guarantee an estimated coverage as the insurance policy is an agreement between you and your insurance carrier. If there is a balance after insurance has paid their portion, the remaining balance is your responsibility. For your convenience we do accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.

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