Welcome to Westside Endodontics and congratulations on taking the first step toward better oral health. Our practice is committed to clinical excellence and we will do everything possible to make your visit pleasant and comfortable. Please use our website as a resource to answer your questions about endodontic therapy and our practice.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is the dental specialty that examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues, and also treats traumatic injuries to the dental pulp.
After completing 4 years of dental school, a dentist returns to graduate school for two years of residency training in endodontics. After completing residency training, the dentist receives a certificate in endodontics and is now considered a root canal specialist or "endodontist."
A "board certified" endodontist is one who has successfully completed a three-part examination process after residency training. This process usually requires three-to-five years to complete. Upon successful completion, the individual is referred to as a "Diplomate" of the American Board of Endodontics.
Fees & Insurance
Fees for root canal therapy vary depending on the tooth treated and the complexity of treatment. Our fees are lower for anterior (front) teeth and gradually increase for premolars and molars (back teeth). We accept most major dental insurance plans. We will estimate the portion your insurance company will pay and then determine your co-payment.
Since most treatment is completed in one appointment, payment is due at the time of treatment. For treatment requiring two appointments, half the fee will be collected during the first appointment and the remainder during the second visit.
For your convenience, we accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. We also accept personal checks verified by TeleCheck, and offer CareCredit© as a payment option.
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