To all our patients and referring doctors:
In addition to all the normal precautions taken in our offices to prevent patient exposure to any pathogens during treatment, we will be taking additional steps to frequently disinfect surfaces in our reception area and office spaces, such as disinfecting doorknobs, desktops, chairs and other surfaces our patients and staff may contact. We will schedule appointments to minimize the number of people waiting in our reception areas. We ask that our patients do not bring more than one other person as an escort, if needed.
We regret the inconvenience these decisions will cause to our patients but feel these restrictions are necessary for the health and safety of both our patients and our staff.
The Purpose of Endodontic Therapy:
Endodontic therapy is performed to save decayed, damaged, or infected teeth that would otherwise be extracted. Possible signs of a root canal problem include unusual sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to biting, pain, or swelling. In some cases there may not be any symptoms. Under ideal circumstances, root canal therapy has a success rate of over 90%.
Occasionally additional treatment may be necessary if healing does not occur after therapy. Your doctor will discuss any complications that may affect the chance of successful treatment in your case.