Referrals can reduce patient fears when facing root canal treatment

When a patient arrives at your office with a problem it is up to you to try to solve it!

Luckily for us, most of these problems are easily remedied. Some however require a bit of detective work, and others leave us scratching our heads!

If through your testing procedures you determine that your patient needs root canal therapy, the next step is to determine if it something you can treat efficiently and properly in your office. Based on your assessment, referral to professional Endodontics may be the best option for your patient AND you. Referrals can reduce patient fears and concerns because referring your patient shows that you understand your limits and more importantly, want the best for them. If referral to Professional Endodontics is the best option for your patient , then it is important that your patient understands not only why they are being referred, but also why they are be referred to PE. Is it the close relationship you have with us, the consistently good results you see from our office, or the great care we take of your patients? Let your patient know these factors! The best results begin with patient’s level of trust in the dentist/endodontist relationship. At Professional Endodontics, we recognize the trust you place in us to treat your patients, and we do not take it lightly! Our first priority is always your patient.

Areas and procedures treated at Professional Endodontics

Proudly referred to as “specialists in saving teeth”, Endodontists are trained to diagnose tooth pain and perform treatment and procedures related to the interior and apex of the tooth. These procedures include complicated diagnosis, root canal treatments, periapical surgeries, and treatment of traumatic dental injuries. Saving the natural tooth is paramount, and the understanding and determination of the best care for each individual patient is the key to successful endodontic care and patient recovery.

Misconceptions about the safety of root canal procedures

Referral to Professional Endodontics is an important option to have when trying to solve your patient’s problem and relieve their pain. Understanding the truths and realities of root canal procedures can alleviate fear when making the final treatment decision. One of the common misconceptions is that a root canal procedure is painful, but today with modern technology and anesthetics, there is little to no discomfort. We are considered experts in pain management. Short comings in root canal treatment and dental anesthetics back in the early 1900s created fear among patients needing endodontic care. In addition, assertions that were made that root canal treatment could cause arthritis disease, diseases of the kidney, heart, nervous, gastrointestinal, and endocrine and other systems have been discreditede. In reality, these findings lacked scientific evidence and improper testing procedures were used. Today, research continues to support the safety of dental treatment including root canal procedures. Ask our trained staff at Professional Endodontics about any questions or concerns regarding endodontic treatment and care.

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 chosen as Best Dentists. 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 delivery systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.

Professional Endodontics
29201 Telegraph Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48034
(248) 358-2910
http://www.profendo.com

2017-10-03T17:52:49+00:00

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