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Quality Centered Endodontics, PLLC.

 

About Us

Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.


What is a retreatment ?

Although rare, sometimes a tooth that has undergone endodontic treatment does not heal or discomfort continues despite therapy. When either of these situations occur, the tooth often can be maintained with a second endodontic intervention (retreatment).


Could my tooth need Surgery aside from a root canal ?

Generally, conventional root canal therapy is all that is needed. Success rates for these procedures are above 90%. Occasionally, microsurgery may be needed in a specific case to save the tooth. This technique can be useful in treating canals that may not be able to be accessed through standard root canal therapy. The most common microsurgical procedure is called an apicoectomy.


Do I need to be sedated during my root canal treatment ?

Generally no. Most patients are just fine with local anesthesia (injection of a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth). Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is also available for increased relaxation.

For those patients who present with high levels of anxiety and prefer to be sedated, we do offer oral sedation and sleep dentistry (IV Sedation with a dental anesthesiologist present). If you feel very stressed about your visit, please let us know. We will do everything possible to help you feel comfortable.


Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished ?

For most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return yearly after the procedure is finished. Our office will send a reminder notice or call you when you are due for a recall (review) appointment. This a very brief visit and it’s just to make sure that the tooth continues to heal uneventfully. 


What should I do if I need to cancel my appointment ?

We kindly request a 24 hour cancellation notice to cancel your appointment. Please remember that we have reserved this time exclusively for you. Your courtesy in doing this may allow someone else to be seen in a timely manner.