To offer more efficient, painless and faster root canals, the Scottsbluff dental office of Dr. Cheloha uses rotary endodontic instrumentation. Root canals are typically performed in response to pain that is caused by root infection. To eliminate discomfort, the dental pulp (nerve tissue) is removed. Since rotary endodontic instrumentation implements an electronic handpiece, it eliminates any noise- which can bother some patients- that is typically involved with traditional root canal procedures.
The Root ZX is another advancement in modern endodontic (root canal) therapy. This computerized device provides precise instrumentation of the root canal system. Dr. Cheloha has been using this in his armamentarium for several years and has found it provides a highly predictable long-term success rate of treatment.
Bonded, tooth-colored fillings are composed of composite resins. They resemble the color of teeth and thus are not as visible as traditional amalgam fillings. They are appropriate for all teeth that need fillings. If you are self-conscious about your silver fillings, we offer removal of amalgam and mercury fillings.
For patients who are anxious or fearful of dental procedures, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation.