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Quality Centered Endodontics, PLLC.

 

About Us

What to Expect

Your visit in our office will begin with a comprehensive consultation and examination. At that time, we will examine the area(s) in question, take diagnostic films, and determine whether your tooth is in need of root canal therapy, along with reviewing your treatment options.

During your first visit we will discuss the number of visits and their lengths. Treatment can usually be completed in one or two visits depending on the case and the level of inflammation / infection. We guarantee that we will take the necessary steps to make sure your tooth becomes comfortable and remains functional.

If root canal therapy is necessary, a local anesthetic will be used. We will remove the damaged nerve and bacteria from your tooth, clean the inflamed and/or infected tissue and seal the root(s) of the tooth. You should have no discomfort during this procedure.

Most patients return to their normal daily routine after treatment. After treatment is completed, you will need to see your general dentist within one month for a final restoration if indicated. We will send a complete treatment report to your general dentist's office so they can include in your record.

It is unusual for patients to experience complications after conventional root canal therapy or microsurgery. However, if you do experience any problems, we are here to help you at any time.

Reminder:

  • Please do not take any pain medication or anti- inflammatory drugs 12 hours prior to your first appointment. This could interfere with the accuracy of our examination.
  • Patients with conditions requiring antibiotic pre-medication, please remember to take your medication prior to your appointment.

 

 

Post-Operative Instructions (After Treatment Care)

It is normal for your tooth to be sore for the first few days after root canal therapy has been completed. Initially, soft foods are recommended, as they will provide less discomfort during chewing.

The soreness may continue for up to one week. Your tooth may feel differently the second and third week. By the fourth week, it should feel like your other healthy teeth.

You will be given Ibuprofen or Tylenol (if you cannot take ibuprofen) to aid in post-operative healing and to help manage any discomfort. If you feel like the medication is not alleviating your symptoms, please call the office and let us know.

A very small percentage of patients (less than 5%) experience post-operative swelling in the area that was treated. If this happens, please call our office immediately to speak with the doctor.

For female patients, there may be an interaction between antibiotics and oral contraceptives. If you are presently taking antibiotics or if our office has prescribed them, please use alternative mans of birth control for your entire cycle that months.

If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, please do not hesitate to call our office (214-528-4196).  If your call is after hours or on the weekend, the doctor's cell phone number will be available.