Endodontic FAQ



Endodontics is a branch of  dentistry recognized as a speciality by the American Dental Association. Please visit our Procedures link for information about the types of treatment provided by our speciality practice, Mayo Endodontics. 




While x-rays will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we minimize your radiation exposure. Our x-ray system is a non-film computerized system that produces digital images which we optimize with our computer software. The images produced with this system are superior to conventional dental radiographs and are achieved at radiation levels significantly less than conventional films. 



Infection Control

We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to protect against infection.



Follow up with your dentist 

A report and a copy of your x-rays will be sent to your dentist when your root canal therapy has been completed. You should contact his or her office for a follow-up restoration within 1 to 4 weeks following the completion of your root canal. Your dentist will decide on the type of restoration necessary to protect your tooth. Prompt completion of the restoration is important to promote long term success of your treatment.



Operating Microscopes

We utilize a special operating microscope. Magnification and LED illumination are helpful in aiding us to see tiny details inside your tooth.