We will take every measure to ensure that anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after a few hours.
No. While radiographs (x-ray images) will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed, and sent to your restorative dentist via secure e-mail or portal that is HIPAA compliance.
Free parking can be found under our 3-story, brownish-red brick building with the Franklin Croft sign on the front. The parking gate will automatically open upon arrival. A parking voucher will be provided at the end of your appointment to exit the garage. Free 2 hour parking is also available outside the building if spots are available.
This depends on the type of anesthesia used. In most instances we use only local anesthetic and you would be able to return to your normal day following treatment. The local anesthesia typically wears off within 1-2 hours following your appointment. If you required oral or IV sedation sedation for your care, you will require a driver and will need to rest for the remainder of the day.
At LJVE, we understand that each case is unique, and that follow up care may be necessary. Our team will provide personalized recommendations for any necessary follow-up care during the course of treatment. Our doctors will reach out via phone to check on your progress after treatment, and if necessary, schedule a follow up appointment 6 weeks - 1 year after treatment completion, to ensure the best outcome for your oral health.
CBCT imaging is crucial for accurate diagnosis, assigning prognosis, and strategy formulation in complex endodontic and restorative cases. We strongly recommend the use of CBCT imaging in most clinical scenarios.
We require our own CBCT imaging unless you have a recent J-Morita or Carestream CBCT volume for the area requiring evaluation. There are a few different reasons why. There are currently many different CBCT units on the market with varying image definition and manipulation software that typically best serve the office where the CBCT unit is stationed. We've found that J-Morita and Carestream offer the best imaging and software capability to address the clinical scenarios present at our endodontic office. In addition, as healthcare providers we are held both medically and legally responsible for interpreting your CBCT volume. We have years of experience reading both Carestream and J-Morita CBCT units and feel confident that we are not missing any radiographic findings when viewing the J-Morita and Carestream imaging.