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Saving Teeth with Advanced Care, and Alleviating Pain with Expertise

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Why Choose Us? | Endodontic Process | Root Canal FAQ


What is Endodontics?

Understanding the Specialized Field of Dental Pulp and Root Care

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that plays a critical role in maintaining dental health and saving teeth that might otherwise be lost. It primarily focuses on the treatment of the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. The pulp, containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, is crucial for a tooth's growth and development. However, when it becomes inflamed or infected due to deep decay, cracks, chips, or dental trauma, endodontic treatment becomes necessary.

Root canal therapy, the most common procedure in endodontics, involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp, followed by cleaning, disinfecting, and shaping the inside of the root canal, and finally sealing it to prevent reinfection. This procedure not only relieves pain but also saves the natural tooth, preserving its functionality and appearance.

Endodontics also encompasses the treatment of dental trauma, addressing injuries to the teeth and their supporting structures. Traumatic dental injuries can occur in many forms, such as dislodged or knocked-out teeth, and require prompt and specialized care to ensure the best possible outcome.

Moreover, endodontic treatment plays a vital role in managing complex tooth pain issues, such as those arising from a fractured tooth or a persistent infection. Through precise diagnostic processes and advanced treatment techniques, endodontists aim to alleviate pain and restore dental health.


Why Choose Us for Your Endodontic Needs?

Harnessing Advanced Technology for Superior Diagnosis and Treatment

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Advanced Technology

At Akemi Dental Specialists, we are committed to providing the best endodontic care possible, which is why we utilize state-of-the-art equipment. Our advanced diagnostic tools enable precise identification of dental issues, while our cutting-edge treatment technology ensures effective and efficient procedures. This commitment to technological excellence translates into better care and outcomes for our patients.

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Expert Care

Our team of endodontic specialists stands out for their extensive training and deep experience. They are not just skilled in standard endodontic procedures but are also adept at handling complex cases with finesse. With a focus on continuous learning, our specialists stay abreast of the latest developments in endodontics, ensuring that you receive care that is both expert and up-to-date.

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Patient Comfort and Preservation Focus

We understand that dental procedures can be daunting, which is why patient comfort is a cornerstone of our practice. Our approach is gentle, and we take every measure to ensure a pain-free and relaxed experience. Beyond comfort, we are also dedicated to the preservation of your natural teeth. Our treatments are designed to not only save your teeth but also to enhance their strength and functionality, allowing you to maintain a natural and healthy smile.

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Comprehensive Approach

Recognizing that each patient's needs are unique, we offer a full spectrum of endodontic services. From initial consultation to post-treatment care, our approach is thorough and tailored to each individual. Whether it's a routine procedure or a complex treatment plan, we are equipped to provide comprehensive care that addresses all aspects of your endodontic health.


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The Endodontic Treatment Process

From Diagnosis to Recovery with Precision and Care

At Akemi Dental Specialists, we approach endodontic treatment as a journey that we navigate together with our patients, ensuring comfort, understanding, and exceptional results every step of the way. Our process begins with a thorough diagnosis using advanced imaging technology. This allows us to precisely identify the root cause of your dental issues, be it infection, decay, or injury.

Once a diagnosis is made, our expert endodontists devise a personalized treatment plan. This may include procedures like root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, or surgery, depending on your specific needs. Our specialists use minimally invasive techniques, ensuring the preservation of as much natural tooth structure as possible. Throughout your treatment, we emphasize pain management and patient comfort, utilizing sedation options when necessary for a stress-free experience.

Post-treatment care is an integral part of our process. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and are always available to address any questions or concerns. Our goal is not just to treat your current dental issues but also to equip you with the knowledge and practices to prevent future endodontic problems.

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Experience Specialized Care in Endodontics

Our endodontic experts provide tailored treatments for each patient, ensuring effective relief and long-term health for even the most challenging cases.

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Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.
Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.
Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.Before and after images of ruined teeth. These images show a result of the work of the dentist.



Have questions? We have the answers!

  • A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. This procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it.

  • With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canal procedures are typically no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.

  • Root canal treatments have a high success rate and treated teeth can last a lifetime with proper care.

  • Some tenderness or discomfort is normal after the treatment, but it's usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications and should subside within a few days.

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Exceptional Care & Service

Dr. Tatsuta and all her staff are friendly, caring, professional, capable, smiling and the treatment is excellent.
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Michael S.

Highly Recommended Professionalism

I'm a dentist and I just love Dr. Tatsuta and her staff. Very professional! On Time! Great office. I would suggest you go to Dr. Tatsuta.
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Cory R.

Transformative Dental Experiences

Dr. Okui changed my mind about so many things with my teeth. I went from some pretty bad looking teeth so getting a few replaced. I also got a root canal from Dr. Tatsuta. Both are excellent. I never am uncomfortable. They make me want to keep up with my dental health.
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Jim H.

Painless, Expert Endodontics

My experience was outstanding. My options for treatment were discussed in a way that allowed me to make an informed decision. The staff was friendly and helpful at all times. Dr. Okui did an excellent job – what a wonderful professional! He called me the same evening to see how I was doing. His office called the next day to see if everything was going well and if I had any questions. All in all, this was an excellent experience. 
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Sara V.

I Recommend Dr. Tatsuta...

I appreciated the kindness, professionalism and the thorough understandable explanation. I would overall recommend Dr. Tatsuta to anyone! Thank you! 
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Akemi Dental Specialists

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