An MLCHC Endodontist is a highly trained dental professional. Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy – procedures performed to prevent or treat apical periodontitis. Endodontists go through advanced training to provide complex root canal therapy, endodontic surgery, and other tooth-saving services. Endodontic services include root
canal therapy of the anterior, premolar, and molar teeth, as well as other services listed below.
Your first visit to an endodontist lays the foundation for your future treatment. It will consist of a review of your medical and dental history, as well as an evaluation of your symptoms. During your visit, your endodontist may review existing x-rays or request additional x-rays and 3D imaging to make an accurate diagnosis. Based on your endodontist’s findings, you will receive a treatment plan recommendation and be given the opportunity to ask questions about your diagnosis and treatment.
After you visit our endodontist for the first time, you will be scheduled to return for treatment.
Treatment may occur in one or two visits. Treatment is completed using local anesthesia ensuring you are comfortable throughout the procedure. In most cases, patients can return to school or work immediately after their appointment.
Because we value the safety of our patients and their loved ones, as well as our staff, we ask that patients come to the treatment appointment by themselves. If the patient is less than 18 years old an accompanying adult will need to review treatment and consent. But during treatment, we kindly ask that parents and guardians wait in the waiting room. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis will be considered.
After treatment is completed
It is important to be aware that after root canal treatment is completed, the tooth needs to be restored with a filling and/or crown.
In addition, it is important to return for periodic recall visits so we can monitor your body's response to the root canal therapy and ensure that everything is healing properly.
- Root Canal Treatment
Moses Lake Community Health Center
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