Why Choose Us for Endodontic Treatment

Choosing our practice for your endodontic needs means entrusting your oral health to a team of experienced professionals who prioritize patient comfort and cutting-edge treatment. Our dental team is led by Dr. Michael Miyasaki brings knowledge and expertise to every procedure. With a commitment to ongoing education and a passion for dental excellence, our practitioners use the latest dental technology and techniques to deliver the best outcomes.

Our practice has state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including advanced imaging technologies, which enable precise and efficient treatment planning. This approach enhances the accuracy of our endodontic services and provides a more comfortable and less invasive experience for our patients. We believe in a patient-centric approach, where each treatment plan is customized to fit the individual needs and preferences of our patients. This ensures optimal results and a smoother, more comfortable journey to oral health restoration.​

Common Endodontic Procedures

Endodontics encompasses a variety of procedures designed to treat the interior of the tooth, where the pulp and nerve tissue are located. The most well-known procedure is root canal therapy, an effective treatment for relieving dental pain and saving teeth that are badly decayed or infected. During a root canal, the infected or inflamed pulp is removed. Afterwards, the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned, disinfected, and finally filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. This treatment not only alleviates pain but also prevents the spread of infection and helps to preserve the tooth’s structure.

In addition to root canal therapy, endodontic services may include treatments like endodontic retreatment for previously treated teeth that have not healed properly or have become reinfected. They may also include endodontic surgery, such as apicoectomy, meant to address persistent issues at the root tips of the teeth. These procedures are undertaken with the utmost precision and care, utilizing advanced techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Our team stands at the forefront of endodontic innovation, utilizing advanced techniques to enhance patient care and improve treatment outcomes. Our practice uses the latest dental technology, including digital radiography, which provides detailed images of your teeth and gums with lower radiation exposure.

We also employ dental operating microscopes, enhancing visibility and precision during intricate endodontic procedures. This high level of technological support enables us to diagnose issues more accurately, plan treatments more effectively, and perform procedures more precisely, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality endodontic care.

Post-Treatment Care and Follow-Up

After an endodontic procedure, our team ensures every patient receives comprehensive post-treatment care, focusing on:

  • Pain Management: Instructions to manage discomfort with appropriate medications or home remedies.
  • Oral Hygiene Practices: Guidelines on how to care for the treated area to prevent infection and promote healing.
  • Dietary Recommendations: Advice on foods to avoid and consume in order to aid healing.
  • Activity Restrictions: Information on any modifications to physical activity or daily routines.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Scheduling regular check-ups to monitor the healing process and promptly address any concerns.
  • Emergency Contact: Providing contact details for urgent queries or post-treatment complications.

This structured follow-up care ensures that patients are well-informed, comfortable, and supported, improving the success and longevity of their endodontic treatment.

FAQs about Endodontic Treatment

In this section, we address common questions patients might have about endodontic treatment, such as:

Endodontic treatment, often referred to as a root canal, involves the removal of infected or inflamed tissue from inside the tooth, preventing further infection and saving the natural tooth.

Modern endodontic procedures are performed with advanced anesthetics and techniques, making them much more comfortable than in the past. Most patients experience little to no discomfort.

Recovery times can vary, but most patients return to their normal activities the next day, with detailed aftercare instructions provided to ensure a smooth healing process.

Endodontic treatments have a high success rate, and the treated tooth can last a lifetime with proper care.

Most teeth can undergo endodontic treatment, but the feasibility depends on the tooth’s condition, root structure, and oral health.

How to Schedule an Endodontic Consultation

Scheduling an endodontic consultation with us is straightforward. You can initiate the process by calling their office at (916) 442-8911 or using the online appointment request form on their website. When contacting the office, it’s beneficial to have your dental history and details about your current dental concerns ready to provide a comprehensive view of your needs. 

During your initial consultation, the dental team will evaluate your oral health, discuss the various treatment options, and address any questions. If endodontic treatment is deemed necessary, you can schedule the procedure at a convenient time. Miyasaki Dental ensures that every step, from consultation to treatment, is handled with care and professionalism, making the process seamless and reassuring for all patients.