If you feel you may need a root canal, you can ask your general dentist for a referral to see an endodontist. Some patients prefer to research their own endodontist to find one that will best meet their needs. If you are researching root canal therapy and sedation dentistry in Provo Utah, consider asking the following questions:
What kind of schooling is required to become an endodontist?
In order to become an endodontist, one must complete the standard 4-year dental school training in addition to two extra years of study for a postdoctoral endodontics degree. Dr. John Jenson received his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University Dental School and his postgraduate Endodontics certification from the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey.
What type of technology is available at this endodontic practice?
Cascade Endodontics was one of the first dental practices in the state of Utah to make 3D image technology available to patients. By using CT Scanner digital images to examine root structures, Dr. Jenson is able to provide a more thorough analysis of your teeth, better pre-surgical planning and decreased exposure to radiation of standard x-rays. Cascade Endodontics also uses operating microscopes, Apex locators, ultrasonics and rotary nickel-titanium instruments.
Is this endodontist a member of any dental associations?
Dr. Jon Jenson belongs to the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, the Utah Association of Endodontics and the American Association of Endodontists.
What types of pain relief options are available?
We understand that the idea of a root canal can be stressful for some patients, so we work hard to make treatment as relaxing and stress-free for patients as possible. Many of our patients are surprised at how at-ease they are during root canal therapy. We provide nitrous oxide, conscious sedation and IV sedation so patients can have control over what level of sedation they receive.
If you are struggling with a cracked tooth, tooth pain or are in need of a root canal to save your tooth, please contact Provo area Endodontist Dr. Jon Jenson today. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how comfortable a root canal can be.