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“When it comes to a root canal, many people become anxious, fearing the experience will be uncomfortable, time-consuming and filled with uncertainty. We understand those concerns and take every step possible to alleviate them. As a result, many patients who enter our office apprehensive and anxious leave feeling calm, confident and satisfied with their treatment.” . . . Dr. Richard Dellork
The more you know about endodontic treatment, the less anxious you will be. Dr. Dellork is committed to putting patients at ease and carefully explaining what to expect.
First and foremost, a referral to our practice does not mean that you will automatically need treatment. Your dentist may turn to us for ancillary services such as a case consultation or a diagnostic second opinion.
Dr. Dellork will perform a comprehensive exam. Even though your dentist may have recommended a root canal, the exam is still necessary to ensure that no underlying conditions will affect the usual treatment regimen.
Should you require treatment, Dr. Dellork will thoroughly discuss the process before commencing work; answering your questions as well as alleviating your concerns. Treatment may be done at the same appointment and in one convenient visit, whenever possible. After the treatment, he will monitor your progress and provide pain management if necessary. You will then return to your dentist for restorative care as soon as possible.
This last step is crucial. We prepare the tooth thoroughly and comfortably so that your dentist can complete your restorative care and ensure the longevity and health of your tooth. Prolonging completion of the treatment will result in future problems and possible tooth loss. You’ve come this far, so be sure to finish the restorative work with your dentist.