Partnering with Professional Endodontics improves the chances of retaining the natural dentition of each of your patients.
According to the latest issue of Endodontics: Colleagues for Excellence, published surveys have shown that the vast majority of dental patients prefer to preserve their natural dentition over the option of dental extraction whenever possible. Substantial technological and biological advances have been made in all fields of the dentistry profession, making the long-term retention of natural dentition more and more achievable. Patients expect their dental care providers to give them the best and most informed recommendations regarding their oral health and function. By collaborating with an endodontist, dentists can broaden their knowledge-base and create an interdisciplinary network to ensure that the path chosen is in the absolute best interest of the patient.
Treatment Planning Options to Save Natural Teeth
In recent years, the procedure of replacing natural teeth with dental implants has become simpler and more successful, therefore leading many dentists to prematurely jump to this solution. However, there are many cases in which the natural tooth could have been saved had an endodontist been consulted. In most situations where extraction is an option, there are many factors that must be consider such as: outcome assessment, local and systemic case-specific issues, costs, the patient’s desires and needs, esthetics, potential adverse outcomes, and ethical factors.
Evaluating outcome assessment is one of the more important factors to consider when developing a treatment plan because it hopes to answer a simple question; will the procedure succeed or fail? The problem that most dentists are confronted with when asking this question is that the data gathered through trials and surveys for things like root canal treatment or dental implantation is not very reliable. This means that dentists often have to make decisions on a case by case basis. By partnering with Professional Endodontics, dentists can offer their patients a second opinion to find out whether their natural teeth are salvageable or not. From there, a collaborative treatment plan can be formed based on a wider range of interdisciplinary knowledge.
Endodontists are Specialized Dental Surgeons
Though most dental procedures can be performed by regular dentists, it may be favorable to refer patients to an endodontist in more complex cases. With access to the industry’s latest advancements in technology, the Endodontists at Professional Endodontics are well prepared to handle any dental surgical procedure. It is important to Professional Endodontics that the relationship between dentist and endodontist is close and cooperative while developing the most effective treatment plan for the patient. Partnering with Professional Endodontics can lead to higher patient satisfaction and the implementation of new and collaborative forms of treatment.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually voted “Best Dentist” by their peers, for The Hour Detroit best of issue for the last four years .
Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.
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