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.
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.
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.
- Computerized Digital Radiography: This is a non-film system that produces images within a few seconds on a computer monitor. Radiation exposure levels are up to 90 percent less than systems that use film.
- Cone Beam CT: Captures a 3D image of your tooth. With this technology, we can visualize any tooth from multiple angles with extreme accuracy, improving diagnosis and prognosis. 3D scans are only taken when necessary, and they provide a multitude of benefits.
- Operating Microscopes: In addition to digital radiography, we utilize surgical operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth.
- Laser Irrigation: The laser uses light energy to create fluid turbulence inside the canals of your tooth. The turbulence scrubs the canal walls clean of bacterial debris. It also penetrates, cleans and disinfects complicated anatomy far better than conventional root canal instrumentation. Cleaner canals mean a higher chance for success and less pain/discomfort after the procedure.