Our mission is to excel at the art and science of endodontics by offering root canal treatments to the best of our capacities; in the most conscientious, promptly and comfortable manner possible. Our priority is the dental health of our patients.
Treat, cure, save your teeth
Dentistry is has 10 dental specialties amongst which Endodontics. In grec, “endo” means “inside” and “odont” implies “tooth”. Endodontics is therefore the specialty that deals with the inside of the tooth, namely the pulp.
The pulp is composed of nerves, blood vessels and other cells specific to the pulp. The pulp is contained at the heart of the tooth in one or multiple canals.
If the pulp is affected or infected, a root canal treatment can help. This treatment allows the patient to retain its natural tooth and smile while keeping the surrounding tissues, bone and gingiva healthy.
ndodontists are general dentist that have pursued additional studies specifically in Endodontics. To become an endodontist, the graduated dentist usually pursues a multidisciplinary residency program or gains experience in private office for a couple of years before continuing a post-doctorate program of 2-3 years. This results in a certificate or a master in endodontics depending of the studies chosen.
Endodontists treat a variety of endodontic cases ranging from simple to complex therapies. They are specialized in all the domains of endodontics including tooth pain diagnosis, root canal treatment, root canal retreatment, apical surgery, reimplantation, internal whitening and management of dental traumas, to name a few.
Where a dentist treats on average 1-2 root canal treatments per week, the endodontist treats on average 25 per week. An endodontist is therefore an experienced, efficient and accommodating practitioner (especially when regarding the emergency cases).
Our clinic features high-precision equipment that allows us to perform our treatments according to modern endodontic techniques.
The clinical microscope is an essential and irreplaceable part of the basic equipment of the endodontist. This particular equipment offers a magnified image of X5 to X25 times of the actual size of the teeth which allows to:
- Find canals
- Reduce the size of the access cavity, the whole made inside the tooth so as to endodontically treat it.
- Confirm diagnosis (fracture, perforation or resorption)
- Be more precise when doing a surgical approach for apectomies
The recent literature reports higher success rates when using a clinical microscope and therefore insures endodontic treatments which are reproductible and reliable.
Each of our 6 operating rooms are equipped with a clinical microscope Zeiss, a renowned brand in the world of optics.
Each of our 6 operating rooms are equipped with digital radiography.
Digital radiography allows:
- To significantly reduce the amount of exposure ti x-rays.
- To better visualize the image on a wider screen and therefore facilitate the information given during your clinical exam and during the treatments.
- To facilitate the transmission and the sharing of the images with your dentist.
- The usage of an ecologically friendly technology which is respectful of the environment, since this method diminishes the usage of chemical products.
Dental anatomie varies greatly from one patient to the next. The endodontist prior to treating a tooth attempts to understand the specific anatomy of each tooth to be treated, as well as its roots and the bone surrounding it. Conventional radiographs offer a limited 2-dimension perspective on the area examined. With modern endodontics, comes also the introduction of the Cone-beam Computed Tomography, often called CBCT. This technology offers a 3D image of the examined tooth. This 3D scan give us a lot of information on the tooth and surrounding tissus. This moderately recent technology allows to reliably plan the endodontic treatment. While it is necessary in all cases, it can be useful in cases of pretreatment, apical surgery, complex diagnostic examination or dental trauma cases.
In addition to our digital radiography, we have a CBCT machine in our office since 2013. Our unit take a 3D radiographic image of a limited region of 3-4 teeth. This allows an increased precision and limits the exposure to x-rays.