Houston Dentistry Volume 5 Issue 1 - Page 7

Unfortunately , most people associate endodontic treatment with discomfort , so a visit to an endodontist can provoke anxiety and trepidation . When designing the newest office in Pearland , every detail of the environment was considered to counter those negative expectations . Patients can relax in a serene , spa-like space where comfort is a priority . In each office , the patient can control their experience and leave their anxiety behind with massage chairs , televisions with high-quality headphones , and a library of movies or shows . For patients who need additional help relaxing , different levels of sedation using nitrous oxide , oral conscious sedation , or IV sedation are offered after a thorough review of the patient ’ s medical history . Dr . Wan and Dr . Reddy and their associates take pride in ensuring that patients are reassured and relaxed and that their endodontic treatment is painless .
Photos by Dana Strange , Phlox Photography
Jimmy Renfro and Morgan Shaw Builders brought Contemporary Endodontics ' vision of a contemporary and relaxing atmosphere to fruition at the new Pearland location . Dr . Wan noted , “ Although the COVID-19 crisis posed some complicated challenges during the build , they achieved our goal of creating a beautiful , well-appointed space for the practice .”
“ Todays ’ CBCT technology has improved dramatically over the earliest iterations . The images are crisper , the software is faster , and information can be shared easily , so it helps us communicate more effectively with referring offices . CBCT yields a tremendous amount of information and gives us a greater chance to save the natural tooth .”
“ More complete data increases our chances of treatment success ,” notes Dr . Wan . “ The latest high-resolution CBCT technology lets us evaluate the treatment area in three dimensions and visualize the exact dimensions of the lesion . This information helps us create a detailed blueprint for treatment planning rather than relying on trial and error . This information guides exactly how much to remove and where to clean , and clearly shows any missed canals . CBCT ’ s powerful imaging also allows us to help determine if a root is fractured , so we can avoid the cost and frustration of treatment that will ultimately be unsuccessful .” With the help of advanced CBCT imaging technology , Dr . Wan reports that patients who are referred for re-treatment of an old , failed root canal can expect a higher success rate with the preservation of form and function . With that consideration , that is why each office is built with a state-of-the-art CBCT .
Dr . Wan and his team offer apicoectomy as an option for saving teeth , even for posterior teeth which can be extremely challenging to evaluate effectively and treat successfully . The apicoectomy procedure itself is performed using ultrasonic instruments to clean the root ends under an operating microscope . For patients , the positive experience often serves to reinforce loyalty to the dentist for their role in securing a successful outcome . “ CBCT imaging prior to treatment allows us to obtain precise measurements of the tooth anatomy . This technology also helps us to
The team of Contemporary Endodontics is committed to ongoing education to stay informed on new techniques , the latest products and most advanced equipment to provide state of the art dental care .
Contemporary Endodontics is equipped with sophisticated equipment like high-powered microscopes , digital radiographs , and high resolution CBCT to improve diagnostic accuracy and optimize diagnostic and optimize treatment outcomes .
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