Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the office of Jeff Berlin, DDS, MS. We are a dental practice dedicated exclusively to endodontic care, specializing in root canal therapy.
Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a caring and compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.
If you would like additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us at
310-855-0444 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment.
Nothing Technology Has to Offer Today is as Good as a Natural Tooth!
To remain a healthy part of your mouth, your tooth may need a root canal (endodontic treatment). Most patients report that having root canal treatment today is as unremarkable as having a cavity filled. If you’ve been told that you need a root canal, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. Endodontists are dentists with special post-graduate training in this field. Endodontists are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose.
How can endodontic treatment help me?
The endodontist removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the canal system and then seals the prepared space. Most treatment is now performed in a single appointment ranging from 30-90 minutes (depending on the number of canals). Once treatment is completed, you will be instructed to return to your dentist for permanent reconstruction. The restoration of the tooth is an important part of treatment because it seals the cleaned canals from the oral environment, protects the tooth, and restores it to function.
Technology used in our practice
In our office, we use Carl Zeiss Surgical Microscopes. Microscopes provide enhanced illumination and visualization of the endodontic access and surgical area up to 25 times magnification. This is especially beneficial for accurate visualization of the complex anatomy within the root canal system. A microscope is used to help identify root fractures, during root-end surgery, during removal of separated instruments or other obstructions within the root canal anatomy, and for locating small calcified canals.
In our office, we use Schick CDR Digital Radiography. There are many advantages of using digital radiographs versus conventional radiography. The reduction in radiation offered by digital radiography, somewhere between 70 to 80 percent, and at times even more, allows multiple images for the same radiation exposure involved in a single periapical image obtained with use of conventional radiography. This reduction in radiation is especially important in difficult endodontic therapy, in which multiple images frequently are needed. Digital radiography allows us to manipulate an image by changing the contrast of an image (to lighter or darker), enlarge images, place color enhancements or superimpose various textures on images. All of these changes of the original image facilitate easier detection of any pathosis that is present and they also allow immediate and effective patient education. One of the most useful advantages of digital radiography is the ability it gives our office to send images via email to other practitioners in a matter of minutes. This allows us to effectively communicate with your referring dentist or other dental specialists in real time when necessary.
Advanced Endodontic Integrated Delivery Systems
This is a state of the art, integrated dental delivery system manufactured from the highest quality components available. These units consolidate multiple instruments into a single and efficient delivery system. It is also upgradable so that as technology evolves, the exclusive modular design allows the easy addition of new instruments for the future.
Nickel Titanium Rotary Instruments
Nickel Titanium has the unique features of flexibility and shape memory. These instruments are used to clean and shape the inside of the canal. Stainless steel instruments are more stiff and can not easily take a curve to follow the natural shape of the canal anatomy making it more difficult to clean the canal successfully. Nickel Titanium is 500 times more flexible, so even canals that are sharply curved can be more thoroughly cleaned and shaped. Using these instruments routinely allows us not only to be more effective but also to work faster and more quietly.
New electric handpieces are virtually silent. This significantly reduces the anxiety of our patients. These handpieces are designed to be used exclusively with nickel titanium rotary instruments.
Electronic Apex Locators
It is important for the success of root canal therapy to thoroughly clean, shape, and fill the canal to the very end of the root without extending beyond or being short of the anatomic apex. The electronic apex locator aids in accurately measuring the length the root canal by determining an accurate position of the apical constriction of the root canal through a resistance force.
8920 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 403
Beverly Hills, CA 90211