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Frequently AskedQuestions

What Is An Endodontist?

Endodontists are dentists who specialized in maintaining natural teeth through procedures called endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, that involve the soft inner tissue of the teeth.  In addition to 4 years of dental school, endodontists go through two or more years of advanced residency training, studying root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth offering you the best possible care in endodontic treatments.  All dentists are trained in endodontic therapy while in dental school, however some teeth can be very difficult to treat and diagnose.  The advanced training endodontists receive makes them especially adept at diagnosing tooth pain and treating the most difficult cases.  Their offices are often equipped with the most advanced technology specialized for endodontic treatment.

 

What New Technologies Are Being Used?

In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Also, camera on the microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.

 

Cone Beam CT technology allows complete 3D visualization of the teeth and bone with ultra low radiation exposure.   A typical limited field view is about the same exposure as 3 small digital dental x-rays.   While not used in every case; when it is needed it can provide unmatched diagnostic information.  This allows us to make the most accurate treatment planning decisions before we ever start working on your tooth.

 

After Treatment

 
Will I Need Any Painkillers Or An Antibiotic? 

You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist.  The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible.  Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.  Properly cared for, most endodontically treated teeth last as long as other natural teeth.

 

Will The Tooth Need Any Special Care Or Additional Treatment After Endodontic Treatment?

You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist. The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible. Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings. Properly cared for, most endodontically treated teeth last as long as other natural teeth. 

 

Will I Need To Return To Your Office For Additional Visits?

Once endodontic therapy is completed your tooth should be examined periodically, usually every 6 - 12 months.  This allows us to make sure the tooth has healed or is healing properly.  You will be sent a notice in the mail when we feel it is appropriate to reevaluate the area.  Since an abscess may take 2 years to heal, our office will reevaluate the tooth for at least 2 years.

OurTreatment

Ryan Tigrett D.D.S. Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

We would love to hear from you!

Phone: 707-265-7790
Fax: 707-265-7793
Email: info@endonapa.com

Se Habla Español.

3448 Villa Lane
Suite 101
Napa, CA 94558

 

Our Office Hours:

We are open five days a week. Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Proudly Serving The Cities of: 

Napa CA Vallejo CA American Canyon CA Saint Helena CA  

Sonoma CA Fairfield CA   Benicia CA   Calistoga CA  

Santa Rosa CA  Yountville CA

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