We will take every measure to ensure that anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. We will wait to ensure that profound anesthesia is established. Treatment should progress from there completely painlessly. 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 six months 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 within 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. Technology has given us extremely reduced exposures and better imaging as well.
Again, there’s no need for concern. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection. Universal precautions are in place for your protection and for ours as well!