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We offer same day crowns.

“Everyone at the office has both a personal
and professional touch.”
-Marion M. patient since 2010

Root Canal Therapy

One of our goals at Pearl Street Dental is to avoid eliciting or causing root canals. We try to do this by using minimally invasive microscopic techniques as well as finishing most internal surfaces of our preparations with the laser.  It provides for a cleaner decontaminated surface that a drill can’t accomplish on the same level as a laser.

Root canals are the result of what we refer to as cumulative trauma, which leads to infection inside the tooth itself, that will then likely move to the bone around the tooth/root given some time. The trauma is usually caused by bacteria, mechanical trauma or excessive wear. Root canal therapy should be considered when saving the tooth is of paramount importance and when the outcome is reasonably predictable.

Paramount importance would be when the tooth is part of a bridge, or in the center of a lovely smile; or when an old or recently placed crown has become relentlessly uncomfortable. The patient and the doctor will determine the course of treatment together after exploring all the options. There are several clinically successful ways of completing a root canal, and we combine all of them.

When a root canal is our best choice, we believe the key is using the best science available and doing a root canal correctly the first time. We augment all root canal therapy with our Lares laser. Using a special PIPS (photon induced photo acoustic streaming) technique, we clean the canals using a photo-acoustic shock wave, all while being guided by our exquisite surgical microscopes. This photo acoustic shock wave helps clean an infected canal.

Pain control is imperative. We have excellent techniques for getting the “hot” tooth quiet while the patient can comfortably lay back and listen to music.

Great technology and your dental care go hand in hand so request an appointment now!