Running a thriving dental practice entails everything from routine cleanings and fillings to diagnosing more complex dental problems. The work can overwhelm even the most dedicated, seasoned practitioner. You know that nothing can slow your day down more than squeezing in an emergency molar endo!
One way to alleviate some of that pressure without compromising your practice is to create a referral network with dental specialists such as endodontists. By referring the diagnostic and treatment process to experienced and knowledgeable root canal specialists, such as the team at Professional Endodontics, conscientious dentists can rest assured that their patients will receive the best possible care.
Professional Endodontics adheres to the high standards prescribed by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). The AAE has been working with dentists and endodontists since 2008 to create a standardized diagnostic process. This has already led to a lower percentage of misdiagnoses. Professional Endodontics is committed to supporting the AAE’s efforts and applying the latest processes to our practice. When Professional Endodontics specialists meet with your patients, we thoroughly analyze all the available information including the patient’s medical/dental history, The chief dental complaint, results from the clinical exam, clinical testing, Radiographic analysis, and additional tests as necessary.
By strictly following the AAE’s guidelines, Professional Endodontics minimizes the possibility of a misdiagnosis and promotes successful outcomes. Just as an internist comfortably refers patients to cardiologists or urologists, dentists can feel equally comfortable referring patients to endodontists. By partnering with an endodontist, dental practices can ease their workload and guide their patients on the road to optimum oral health.
How We Work
When you refer a patient to us, we first pose the question, what is the problem and is retention of the natural tooth in the patient’s best interest? If the answer is yes, we then determine the best route to restoration without affecting functionality and comfort—i.e., is a root canal a viable option? Patient factors play a key role in the decision-making process: Is the patient healthy enough to tolerate certain treatment options? Does the patient have a condition, such as diabetes, that could compromise treatment? At Professional Endodontics, our staff is expertly trained to make complex treatment-planning decisions and provide highly specialized procedures including root canals.
There are a number of reasons that a patient might need emergency dental care. Traumatic situations— a dislodged or knocked out tooth—require immediate attention; other, less serious, cases also leave room for little advance notice. When a patient experiences a traumatic dental injury, the patient will likely call his or her dentist in hope of receiving immediate attention. However, if the dentist can’t provide immediate care, it may result in the loss of the tooth. In a busy dental practice, emergency situations can play havoc with schedules and create even more pressure on a dentist. That’s why it’s beneficial for dental practices to partner with endodontists like Professional Endodontics. Our services are available for your patients when you aren’t.
At Professional Endodontics, we use state-of-the-art digital imaging systems like Cone Beam radiography, and microsurgical tools to simplify the process of locating and diagnosing the cause of the emergency. Following the diagnosis, root canal treatment may be recommended. Our technicians are experts in root canal treatment and offer quick and comfortable care for your patients.
We invite you to contact us at Professional Endodontics to have a conversation about referring your patients to us and building a mutually beneficial partnership. Your patients will remain your patients as we work together to assure their dental well-being.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes in 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 Hour Detroit Magazine’s 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 offers state-of-the-art facilities in Clarkston, Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Southfield. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental delivery systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.
6803 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48346
29201 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Pavilion
16151 19 Mile Rd, Suite 101
Clinton Township, MI 48038
St. Clair Shores
St. Clair Professional Plaza
23829 Little Mack, Suite 300
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080