About Our Practice
Our Mission is simple: “We provide the finest, most technologically advanced treatment, in the most caring and comfortable environment, in order to make every interaction with our office a positive experience”.
Your comfort is our top priority. We strive for excellence in each phase of your treatment process, and we are committed to caring for our patients as we would our own family. Our goal is to be the most technologically advanced endodontic clinic in Southeast Missouri.
Our Office Is Designed For You
Teeth are not all the same. Teeth can have very unique and complex anatomy that require a unique treatment approach. While most teeth develop with a predictable shape and number of canals, many teeth will have extra canals or unpredictable configurations that can only be treated if they are identified and managed. Quality endodontic treatment cannot be provided based on the average expected anatomy, and we are unconditionally committed to providing you with individualized care.
Toothaches are not all the same. There are a number of causes for dental pain, and diagnosing orofacial pain can be very complex. Not all toothaches require root canal treatment, so we perform complete evaluations to determine if root canal treatment is right for you. Often times there are other treatments that are more conservative to resolve your pain. People are not all the same. You are an individual with a unique situation and needs. We understand and will take the time to help you feel at ease if you are nervous. Our desire is to adapt to the needs of each individual patient.
Commitment To Excellence: The Most Advanced Technology Available
Endodontics is a microscopic science. Diagnostic and therapeutic treatments are performed using the Dental Operating Microsope to provide superior visualization inside the tooth. This technology is fairly new and generally under-utilized in dentistry, yet it increases our ability to provide more complete and conservative dental treatment. At magnifications of more than 20x and with optimal lighting, we are better able to see extra canal systems, unique anatomical complexities, and to identify fractures. Our office utilizes advanced digital imaging which reduces radiation exposure during dental x-rays. Because these images are digitized, the Endodontist uses computer software to amplify and manipulate images for better diagnostic purposes. We are also very proud to be one of few offices utilizing 3-D volumetric imaging, also known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). When appropriate, this technology can drastically enhance our diagnostic abilities to better treatment plan. Our office uses a Kodak 9000 CBCT machine that has the highest resolution available on the market today. This device also minimizes radiation exposure by having a very small area of focus to allow detailed visualization of the area of interest, without unnecessary exposure to surrounding tissues.