Dr. Loth has special expertise to diagnose and treat your oral or facial pain, and employs a range of endodontic procedures to help you save your natural tooth.
Did you know endodontics is derived from the Greek words “endo” (inside), and “odont” (tooth)? Root canal treatment is needed when the soft tissue inside the tooth become inflamed or infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or trauma which might have resulted in a fracture, crack, or chip. This pulp tissue (blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) is important during the development and growth of the tooth, but can be removed once the tooth is mature.
Beyond conventional root canal treatment, an endodontist deals with many complications that might arise in treating difficult cases. Dr. Loth invites you to learn more about the different procedures available in her practice.
For further information, please browse the website for the American Association of Endodontists at aae.org. Included in this website is information on the specialty board certification process and the American Board of Endodontics.
At your initial visit, your medical and dental history will be reviewed. A comprehensive examine along with digital images will be used to diagnose your particular problem.
• List of current medications (blood thinners, Bisphoshonate drugs, etc)
• Any x-rays or referral slips received from your referring dentist
• Copy of insurance card (if you would like assistance filling out dental insurance)
Continue all medications recommended by your physician. If you usually pre-medicate with an antibiotic because of joint replacement, mitral valve prolapse, heart murmur, or other reason, please inform us. If you don’t currently have these medications, we would be happy to prescribe them for you before your appointment. Inform us if you are pregnant, or actively in radiation of chemotherapy treatment.