What to Expect
Upon entering the treatment room, you’ll be seated in a comfortable, reclining chair. Before we do anything, Dr. Levy will talk with you to see how you’re feeling and answer any questions you may have.
Next, Dr. Levy and his staff will perform a comprehensive examination of the infected tooth and most likely take a few painless digital X-rays. Once Dr. Levy reviews the results, he will discuss them with you and go over your options. If it’s determined a root canal is necessary, we’ll first numb the area with a local anesthetic in order to minimize discomfort before we proceed.
At Media Endodontics, we use the strongest local anesthetic available to virtually eliminate procedure-related pain.
Dr. Levy uses a state-of-the-art dental operating microscope and advanced endodontic tools to help ensure a comfortable and successful procedure. Treatment times vary by patient, but usually average one hour or less. In most cases, one root canal is all that is needed for any given tooth. However, on rare occasions, retreatment or an apicoectomy may be necessary to save the tooth.