• Patient Care

  • Did you know that according the the Journal of Endodontists, 98% of all first time root canals preformed by an Endodontist are a success and save the tooth?

    Seeing is believing.  Without a Microscope, the quality of work and success rate is dramatically reduced. For this reason, an Endodontic specialist is the best resource for getting to the root of your problem.

    Unlike loops which magnify at 3.5x, an Endodontist will use a microscope and operate at 15x to 40x utilizing a focused specialize fiber optic light source which helps validate the accuracy of your procedure.

    Microscopic Endodontics is focused on providing a proper solution the first time. Since validation is preformed on a microscopic level, 98% of all first time procedures are clinically proven successful.  

    In higher risk cases, CBCT is our answer to bringing services to the next level.

     

    IV Sedation Preparation

    • You will require a driver
    • Notify doctor of any medications or health conditions
    • Do not eat or drink 6 hours prior to your appointment
    • Wear comfortable clothing
    • Do not plan to go to work or drive the remainder of the day

          **Refer to IV Sedation Page for further Details.

  • Focus On Patients

    Seeing is believing.  Without a Microscope, the quality of work and success rate is dramatically reduced. For this reason, an Endodontic specialist is the best resource for getting to the root of your problem.

    Unlike loops which magnify at 3.5x, an Endodontist will use a microscope and operate at 15x to 40x utilizing a focused specialize fiber optic light source which helps validate the accuracy of your procedure.

    Microscopic Endodontics is focused on providing a proper solution the first time. Since validation is preformed on a microscopic level, 98% of all first time procedures are clinically proven successful.  

    In higher risk cases, CBCT is our answer to bringing services to the next level.

  • CT-SCAN: In certain cases, such as root canal re-treatments, traumatic impacts to a tooth, or questionable radiography results, we may need to perform a CT-Scan.  This is to eliminate the possibility of a cracked (non-savable) tooth, sinus infections and so forth.  This is in line with the Guidelines from the American Association of Endodontics (Which is different than that ADA) and the recommend practice.

    STATISTICS: As a general statistic, only about 70% of patients that come to our office have a root canal preformed.   Others with poor prognosis (too far gone), questionable restorability, evidence of a sinus infections or teeth that do not conclusively demonstrate a necessity are not treated.  - A future retest may be needed.

    We believe strongly that we do not want to do a procedure unless necessary and there is a reasonable chance for a positive outcome.  We have rejected cases that have been serviced elsewhere, however we do know that those results clinically will fail within two years and we do stand by not doing them. We will always provide a copy of any records and radiographs and encourage a patient to seek a second opinion. We look to provide long term results.

    Additionally, we have an over a 98% success rate.  We do not share patient information with any 3rd parties without consent.

    We are at a bit of a disadvantage in replying to Yelp and other Internet postings as it has potential to violate of HIPPA laws and requires us to have counsel review.

     So, we can only publicly address this by stating our general policy.

    YELP & GOOGLE: Dentistry is a very competitive market.  As you review some of the posts, consider how many are just part of a smear effort.  Many of the posts are linked to users that only list negative remarks. Marketing companies still do things such as negative competition postings such as “My Mother had a root canal and it fell off”.  We laugh, however we have no idea who some of these people are. We also have had those that are seeking drugs and are unhappy we have limited ability to prescribe them (we remove the nerve, not much to medicate other than inflammation).

    We do read the reviews and attempt to contact the poster when we can identify who they are.  Of the majority of those with low review scores, the issue tends to be with their insurance limitations Co-pays and requirements. They attempt to use a review as a weapon not realizing we do not control the insurance and must follow the insurance contract.  This is a matter for the insurance company, not us. Since few specialty offices accept insurance or are in network, they tend to have few complaints in this area. We are upfront with this and communicate this fact – it does not make our staff rude or uncooperative, we simply have no way to modify the insurance company’s practices.