As a specialist in Endodontics, Dr. Lekht has limited her practice to perform select non-surgical procedures:
Your appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. A second appointment to provide treatment, if needed, will be scheduled at that time. All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If your dentist has taken x-rays, you may bring them with you. In order to make an accurate diagnosis of your tooth's current condition, we will be taking a new digital radiograph on the day of your appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth.
Root Canal Retreatment
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Occasionally, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal, or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed. Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctor will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The doctor will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctor will seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth. At this point, you will need to return to your dentist as soon as possible in order to have a new restoration placed on the tooth to restore full functionality.
We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.