The Last Step to Success

The tooth is living matter.
Therefore a dentist is performing general surgery every day.

The nerve within the tooth is its "heartbeat".
Thus an endodontist is performing heart surgery every day.
The endodontist achieves the highest rate of success.

The tooth is retained.
Hence the patient is satisfied and comfortable.

THE FINAL EQUATION: ENDODONTIST + PATIENT + GENERAL PRACTITIONER = SUCCESS

  1. The Endodontist:
    1. Delivers root canal treatment.
    2. A SUCCESSFUL RESULT: A completely asymptomatic tooth which allows for function without any discomfort.
  2. The Patient:
    1. ASK TO SEE THE COMPLETED ROOT CANAL TO BE SURE ALL THE ROOTS ARE FILLED PROPERLY AND CONFORM TO THE CURVATURE OF THE ROOTS.
    2. SHOULD BE FULLY INFORMED AND COMFORTABLE.
    3. MUST appoint with the general practitioner to restore the treated tooth ASAP.
    4. MUST maintain recall with the endodontist and the general practitioner.
  3. The General Practitioner:
    1. A major component of the equation.
    2. MUST PLACE A CROWN to prevent a fracture and ensure that the tooth is SEALED.

SUCCESS = HEALTH AND INTEGRITY OF THE TOOTH AND JAW BONE

Robert B. Light, DMD

Board Certified

Shedding "LIGHT"

on Root Canal

for over 25 years