Endodontic Treatment

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The goals of our practice are to reduce your apprehension and to provide treatment that is as painless and comfortable as possible.  We strive for superior quality endodontic treatment.

We are focused on our patients in everything we do.  When it comes to root canal therapy and service to our patients, expect nothing less than excellence.  Happiness comes each time we exceed our patient's expectations.

 

ONLINE FORMS
To expedite your first appointment, you may download and fill out the following forms. You can either fax them back to our office at 949-644-5082 or bring them with you on your first visit.

Patient Registration Form (1 page .pdf)
Medical History Form (1 page .pdf)

 

 

OUR TREATMENT SQEUENCE

1. Consultation
A clinical and radiographic examination is performed to determine if root canal treatment is needed and if there are special treatment considerations such as restorability by your dentist after treatment.  We will answer any questions you have at this appointment.

2. Treatment
A local and/or intravenous anesthetic is given and a rubber dam is placed to isolate the tooth to keep it clean and dry.  Then an opening is painlessly made through the top of the tooth.  Instruments clean and shape the root canals so they can be filled with a rubber-type material (gutta percha) that seals the tooth to prevent reinfection.  Retreatment involves removing old leaking material and replacing it with new gutta percha.  This may mean removing the existing restoration.  Occasionally, we may need to do surgery through the gum in order to seal the tooth properly.

3. Follow-up Treatment
When your root canal treatment has been completed, it is important for you to contact your dentist so that he or she may provide a permanent restoration for your tooth.  Our office will examine your tooth periodically until it has been completely healed.

Infection Control
Our practice adheres to the highest standards of infection control in accordance with CDC and OSHA guidelines.  Our treatment rooms exhibit the most current technology to eliminate the risk of infection.