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Eric Wilbur D.M.D., P.C.
What to Expect
What to Expect

Your visit in our office will begin with a detailed consultation and examination. At that time, we will examine the area, take diagnostic films, decide whether your tooth is in need of root canal therapy, and review your treatment options.  Occasionally no endodontic treatment is recommended. 

 

If root canal therapy is indicated, treatment is completed under local anesthesia. We will remove the nerve and bacteria from your tooth, disinfect and seal the roots of the tooth. We strive for our patients to have a personalized comfortable experience.

 

Treatment can usually be completed in one to two visits depending on the required treatment and the status of your tooth. Most patients return to their normal daily routine after treatment. After treatment is completed you will need to see your general dentist within one month for a final restoration. A treatment report will be sent to their office.

 

Generally, conventional root canal therapy is all that is needed. Success rates for a non-surgical treatment is above 90%. Occasionally, microsurgery may be needed to save a tooth. This technique can be useful in locating root fractures and treating canals that may not be able to be accessed through standard root canal therapy.The most common microsurgical procedure is called an apicoectomy.

 

It is unusual for patients to experience complications after conventional root canal therapy or microsurgery. However, if you do experience any problems, we are available to respond to you at any time.