Is visiting one of the endodontists in Chesapeake, VA in your future?

You’ll be in the capable and caring hands of our expert endodontist

We know you have choices when it comes to endodontists in Chesapeake, VA. That’s why we appreciate your business and will do everything we can to make sure you have the most relaxing and rewarding experience possible every time you visit our office.

Common Endodontic Procedures

Your endodontist, serving the Chesapeake, VA, area offers a variety of endodontic services

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a non-surgical restorative dental procedure. By removing bacteria from the tooth’s inner pulp, it’s possible to eliminate infection and save the natural tooth.

While typically considered a painful dental procedure, the purpose of root canal treatment is to relieve tooth pain. During the procedure, the infected inner material of the tooth is removed, and the interior of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, filled, and sealed. Then a crown is placed on the tooth to prevent further damage.

It should take just a few days to recover from a root canal and resume normal use of the tooth.

Re-Treatment of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can last a lifetime, but if a tooth does not heal properly, re-treatment may be needed.

A root canal may not work the first time if the crown is not sealed perfectly or if an infection enters the tooth through the root. When that occurs, the retreat is designed to remove the bacteria in the tooth. The goal with re-treatment, as with the original root canal, is to save the natural tooth, if possible.

Endodontic Microsurgery

When root canal therapy is not enough to save the natural tooth, the next option is endodontic microsurgery.

Your endodontist at Chesapeake Dental will discuss this and all options with you, but this may be the ideal way to save the natural tooth. Using state-of-the-art operating equipment to improve visibility and precision, the endodontist will perform microsurgery to treat the tooth.

The recovery time and outcome of the procedure can vary, but an endodontist is highly skilled at performing techniques that provide the best chance of maintaining your oral health.

Post Removals

A dental post is a small, titanium shaft used to reinforce and restore a tooth that has underwent root canal therapy. If the post fractures, or the tooth needs endodontic re-treatment, the post will need to be removed.

Your dental professionals and endodontist in Chesapeake, VA will weigh the risks and benefits of post removal and if it is determined to be the best alternative, can perform this complex surgical procedure to remove the post and then fill and seal the tooth.  

Evaluation / Consultation

Dental professionals use Cone-beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) 3D imaging systems that rotate around a patient to capture data. The information that is gathered from this scan is used to construct a 3D image of the teeth; oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and the ears, nose, and throat (ENT).

The highly detailed CBCT 3D scan for a root canal can help with diagnosis and endodontic treatment.

We encourage you to visit our office for all your endodontic needs.

What does an endodontist do?

An endodontist is a dental specialist who performs procedures involving the tooth pulp and tissue surrounding the root of the tooth.

The most common endodontic treatment is a root canal, which treats the soft pulp tissue in the tooth. An endodontist can also provide retreatment, perform endodontic surgery, treat traumatic dental injuries, and provide dental implants.

Our highly trained endodontist uses intricate procedures to repair the tissues inside your tooth to help treat tooth pain, including tooth infection, also known as tooth abscess.

While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists who’ve completed two years of additional training focused on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment, as well as other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.

In addition to two years of advanced training beyond dental school, endodontists have incredible precision and hand-eye coordination, which allows them to perform complex treatments using specialized and advanced technology to treat tooth pain. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists proudly refer to themselves as Specialists in Saving Teeth.

Why visit your local Chesapeake, VA, endodontist?

There are many reasons you might choose to see an endodontist or be referred to our office for treatment.

Experience: On average, endodontists perform nearly 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists perform less than two.

Efficiency: Because they limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists are efficient and precise. For you, this means a more positive experience and faster healing.

Availability: Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum so that you can be quickly relieved of dental pain.

Advanced Technology: Many endodontists use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation, and fiber optics to treat patients quickly and comfortably.

Whether you were referred to our office or found us on your own, you’ve come to the right place for compassionate endodontic care. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and become your dental office of choice for all your endodontic needs.

What makes us different?

Providing personalized, gentle, and comprehensive oral care to Chesapeake, VA endodontist patients, is our number one priority.

Care and Commitment: From the front office to the exam room, our practice is made up of highly trained professionals who take your oral health seriously. Using state-of-the-art equipment designed with safety and efficiency in mind, you’ll receive top-notch care. As you walk through our office, you’ll notice that everything is clean, comfortable, and thoroughly sterilized for your safety and comfort.

Honesty and Affordability: We are in-network with many insurance plans and offer dental financing with credit availability, allowing for payment timeframes that fit your needs. We are happy to help you understand and navigate your dental insurance and alternative payment options.

Comfort: We respect and understand that many patients experience dental anxiety. Rest assured, when you visit our office, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. By clearly communicating what you can expect during your treatment, we are often able to help alleviate dental fear. However, we encourage you to bring headphones and music to listen to during your treatment and ask us about dental sedation options available to you.

Easy Access to Endodontic Care and Helpful Information: We know your time is valuable, which is why we offer a quick turnaround time on calls and appointment requests. We will address any questions or concerns you have promptly, whether in our office, over the phone, or via email – whichever is best for you.

What to expect?

When you come to see us for your endodontic services, our goal is to make your root canal treatment the best possible dental procedure you’ve ever experienced. We understand that no one wants tooth pain, nor do they enjoy dental procedures. That’s why we take exceptional care to make the process as comfortable, simple, and transparent as possible so that you know what to expect.

On your first visit, our endodontist will establish your need for special endodontic treatment through a medical history and pulpal examination. A pulpal exam is a root treatment assessment. If you don’t need a root canal, we’ll let you know and suggest an alternative treatment plan.

If you do need a root canal, we can help. From there, we’ll take endodontic imagess such as safe digital radiographs and if appropriate, begin treatment immediately.

You’ll receive information about the cause of your endodontic condition, the treatment sequence, and the projected course of healing. You will also have an opportunity to sit with our financial specialists to discuss the payment options available to you.

Are you experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, or have an injured tooth?

Don’t wait. Come visit the endodontist in our Chesapeake, VA office today.

Are you ready to get started? We can’t wait to meet you!