Consider Endodontic Retreatment before Opting for Tooth Extraction

When root canal treatment doesn’t fix the problem, plan “B” becomes endodontic retreatment.. Root canal treatment has never been more effective than it is right now. In fact, studies show that the success rate, depending on circumstances, ranges between 85% and 97% for initial treatment. Though root canal treatment boasts a very high success rate, there are still cases where teeth don’t heal properly. In these cases, the infected tooth can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. When a treated tooth fails to heal or develops new problems, it’s important to know that the patient may still have a chance at retaining the natural tooth. Endodontic retreatment is the process of reentering the root canal after an initial treatment, removing the filling, and cleaning the canal for a second time. After cleaning the canal, the specialist will fill and seal it, place a temporary filling in the tooth, and refer you to your dentist to have a new crown placed on the tooth. At Professional Endodontics, root canal retreatment is the second most common reason—only behind initial root canal treatment—for patient visits. When revisiting a treated tooth, it’s imperative that patients place their dental care in [...]

By | 2018-04-10T17:25:39+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Professional Endodontics|0 Comments

Root Canal Treatment vs Extraction

There is no debate when it comes to treating a tooth with a root canal or extraction: root canals are almost always the better choice. Endodontists receive significant training in the diagnosis and treatment of oral pain. As a result, they have a special level of expertise when it comes to handling severe dental pain and working with patients who may be suffering from fears or worries regarding their dental care. The number one priority of an endodontist is to provide the best dental care possible to keep each patient’s teeth as healthy as possible. This is why root canal treatment is such an important procedure because it is able to save a tooth damaged by deep decay.   According to the American Academy of Endodontists, nearly 15 million teeth are saved each year thanks to root canal procedures. No Debate: Root Canal is the Best Choice Even with such positive results, some patients still may wonder if root canal treatment is best. Because of fear or anxiety about the procedure, some patients ask if extraction is actually a better choice. Dentists and endodontists can reassure these patients by letting them know that saving a natural tooth is the best option [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:25:49+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Root Canal Treatment vs Extraction

How to Address Patient Anxiety about Root Canal Treatments

Root canal treatments cause anxiety in the majority of Americans so it is important to take the proper steps to understand and address these concerns with your patients. Even with the innovative advances in dental health technology, many people still fear specialized dental procedures such as root canal treatments. In fact, according to the American Academy of Endodontists, 70% of Americans fear having a root canal done. This means dentists and endodontists have a huge opportunity to educate patients and provide helpful insight to relieve anxiety and fear. It is important to properly educate patients about root canal procedures because it will increase the percentage of people who seek and complete treatment and help them prevent further tooth damage and pain. In some instances, patients become so anxious about an upcoming root canal treatment that they may decide to postpone the procedure or cancel it completely. As a dentist or endodontist, there are many ways you can work with patients to assess their level of anxiety about a procedure and address their fears so they feel comfortable about the treatment. Pause and Ask When talking with patients about their dental health and necessary treatments, it is important to speak clearly [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:25:52+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on How to Address Patient Anxiety about Root Canal Treatments

Professional Endodontics Featured in Hour Magazine

Professional Endodontics shares information about their history, practice, and common dental health questions with a popular local publication. Professional Endodontics recently sat down with writers at Hour Detroit to share details about their history and practice. The publication highlights the best of the city of Detroit including current events, entertainment news, and health and wellness topics. Professional Endodontics was featured because of their longstanding commitment to providing exceptional patient care for Detroit residents. A Pioneering Legacy In the article, Drs. Daniel Goodman and Jim Matsura share the story of how the practice was founded and what it was like being a pioneer in the early days of root canal treatments. The practice was one of the first endodontic groups in the state of Michigan and back when Professional Endodontics was opened, it was very common for dental patients to have a tooth extracted rather than treated. Drs. Goodman and Matsura worked very hard to educate patients about the benefits of root canal treatments. As years passed, the practice grew and the field of endodontics expanded. Today, there are eight endodontics working with the practice including: Drs. Dominick Shoha, Louis Shoha, Jeffery Marderosian, Steve Shoha, Gabrielle Noory, Andrew Shoelch, Eric Richardson, [...]

By | 2017-01-01T11:25:53+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Professional Endodontics Featured in Hour Magazine
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