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Travis Caissie D.D.S., M.S.


General Information

What to Expect

Your visit in our office will begin with a comprehensive 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.

If root canal therapy is indicated, a local anesthetic is used.  We will remove the nerve and bacteria from your tooth, clean the infection and seal the roots of the tooth. You will have no pain during this procedure. It can usually be completed in one visit depending on the required treatment. Most patients return to their normal daily routine after treatment.  After treatment is completed you may 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 occur in about 90% of cases. Occasionally, microsurgery is 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.