Dr. Martin J. Rogers, DDS | Dr. Matthew C. Davis, DDS
Dr. Timothy J. Rogers, DDS, MS | Dr. Paulina Erdle, DMD
(847) 729-8400 | Fax (847) 729-8408
1775 Glenview Road #217, Glenview, IL 60025

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COVID-19:

Our specialty of Endodontics is focused on providing care to those patients with dental pain and/or infections. We at Best Endodontics of Glenview will be open to seeing those patients with emergent or urgent care needs. Closing our office or turning away patients who have dental pain and/or infection would not only be unethical but unconscionable. This also serves to keep patients with dental issues out of hospitals and emergency care clinics. Our protocol is in agreement with the American Dental Association’s and Illinois State Dental Society’s current COVID-19 treatment guidelines.

To ensure the safety of our patients, family members, communities, and dental team members, our office will continue to provide proper OSHA infection control protocols (handwashing, hand sanitizing, gloves, masks, etc.), with additional efforts of thorough disinfection of common areas, and maintaining social distance in the waiting rooms. We will see only patients who are in need of urgent or emergent care through Tuesday, March 31, or until further notice depending on the pandemic situation surrounding COVID-19.


Technology

Microscopes and Imaging

In our practice, an operating microscope with fiber-optic illumination is used during every endodontic procedure.  With magnification up to 19.2x, we are able to provide the highest level of diagnostic and technical accuracy for your treatment.  Our microscopes are also equipped with high-resolution digital imaging and video that we use in certain cases in order to provide you with important information concerning your tooth.

Digital Radiographs (X-rays)

Digital radiographs have two key advantages.  First, the radiation exposure is reduced up to 80% compared with dental film radiographs.  Second, the digital image appears instantly on a wide-screen high-resolution monitor and is then integrated into your electronic medical record.  You will be able to see image and your doctor will show you important features pertaining to your dental condition.

 

Nickel-Titanium Rotary Instruments

Rotary nickel-titanium files are the most efficient instruments for cleaning and shaping the root canal.  These are used in conjunction with liquid antimicrobial agents to thoroughly disinfect the canal system.

 

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) is a dental material that has many applications in endodontic procedures.  Its biocompatibility and physical properties make it a superior material for endodontic microsurgical procedures (i.e., apicoectomy, surgical root repairs), and other endodontic treatment applications (i.e., endodontic treatment of the tooth with an immature root).

Ultrasonic Instruments

Ultrasonic instruments, which vibrate up to 25,000 cycles per second, have multiple applications in endodontics.  They are used to facilitate removal of restorative dental materials (e.g. posts, pins, and fillings) and for removal of canal obstructions (e.g. separated instruments and canal filling materials).  Ultrasonic instrumentation also assists us in locating calcified canals, surgical root-end preparation, and disinfectant activation (to enhance cleaning the canal system).

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography

CBCT software

CBCT software

CBCT Scanner

CBCT Scanner

Our Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner uses state-of-the-art technology to take 3-dimensional images of teeth and surrounding structures. These 3-D images show anatomically accurate information that cannot be detected using conventional (2-D) x-rays. This information further aids our doctors in diagnosis and treatment planning for your dental condition. Our scanner takes limited field of view images of the area in question which reduces the radiation dose to the patient (equal to approximately 3 intra-oral x-rays).