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Coastal Endodontics

Santa Cruz, CA

    Common Questions

    How long will my treatment take?

    We begin with an initial consultation appointment which takes approximately 45 minutes.  The purpose of this visit is to make an accurate diagnosis and inform you of all that is involved in your endodontic treatment. This includes treatment time, prognosis, any necessary radiographs and any questions you may have.

    Will the treatment be painful?

    We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.

    Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

    Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.