We care about your comfort
Here at SJS Endodontics, your comfort is our #1 concern. From surgery to paperwork, we have got you covered for peace of mind.
What is an endodontist?
Endodontists specialize in saving natural teeth. While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists.
Learn more about Endodontists here, No one is better at saving teeth than an endodontist.
Endodontists focus exclusively on diagnosing and treating tooth pain and saving infected teeth. Endodontists complete an average of 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists typically complete two.
Saving your natural tooth
Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and check-ups with your dentist can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.
Sometimes, however, teeth may require additional care due to cracks, trauma, infections or other diseases. Modern endodontics offers advancements in technologies, procedures and materials that allows most teeth to be saved virtually pain-free.
We believe that you should consider saving your natural teeth whenever possible. Losing a natural tooth can negatively impact your quality of life. A lost tooth can affect your ability to chew properly, can cause other teeth to shift and can ruin your smile.
Saving your natural teeth is often more time & cost-effective and less painful than extraction and replacement. Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or dental implant requires multiple appointments and procedures that can add up quickly in time and money.
Dr. Schmoldt can evaluate your unique needs and provide the best treatment plan to help you save your natural teeth for a lifetime.
Signs you may need endodontic treatment
Pain in tooth or surrounding tissues
Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
Tenderness to touch and chewing
Discoloration of the tooth
Tenderness of lymph nodes
Swelling of gum tissues or around the jaw
A typical visit
Never had a visit with an endodontist before? Have you had one but it’s been a while, or with a different doctor? Feel free to read through our typical first office visit proceedings!
Dr. Schmoldt has seen thousands of patients and is aware that this appointment can be very stressful. We will do everything we can to help alleviate any anxiety. We will tailor our approach to you to help decrease your anxiety. We will work with you to make this appointment as comfortable as possible.
Dr. Schmoldt is an expert in providing dental anesthesia. Most patients are pleasantly surprised that they felt little to no pain and were completely comfortable throughout the procedure.
Although most patients do well with only local anesthetic, we do offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) that can help decrease anxiety. We can also discuss oral medications (Valium, halcion) that can be prescribed and taken before your appointment to help decrease any anxiety. Dr. Schmoldt can discuss this in more detail if you’d like at your consultation.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, concerns or if we can help alleviate any anxiety before, during and after your procedure. We are always here to help!
Root Canal Myths
Root canals get a bad rap. The thought of getting a root canal often conjures up thoughts of fear and unease. Fear and misconceptions often lead many to avoid treatment altogether. The truth is, however, that the vast majority of teeth can be saved with minimal time and minimal discomfort. Please see some common myths about root canal treatment below and ask your endodontist to discuss any remaining concerns or questions.