“I and the staff want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. Our goal at Iowa Heartland Endodontics is to make even the most nervous patients feel at ease during their appointment. We take the extra time to review all your treatment options in a warm, welcoming environment.”
What Is "Endodontics"?
Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with diseases of the pulp (nerve).
In addition to dental residency, Endodontists receive two to three more years of advanced education. The study of root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth help increase the success rate of saving your tooth. See research article
Endodontists have a 98% success rate while a restorative dentist (general dentist) has an 89% success rate.
Conclusion: Endodontic treatment by specialists was SIGNIFICANTLY more successful.
Our ZEISS surgical operating microscope, which magnifies your tooth 25x the original size. Allows better visualization of the internal structures of your tooth. Ultimately, the use of the microscope leads to impeccable results!
The latest Digital Imaging with the Nomad radiographic device, minimizes exposure to the lowest level possible.
State Of The Art Technology
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90% of facial pain is related to a tooth, but 10% of pain falls into many different categories such as TMJ problems, sinus pain, neuralgia type pain. Facial Pain Diagnostics include over 100 categories, below are several of the most common. Because you may not fit into the "most common" category we provide an extensive examination on every client.
TMJ - Temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull - it allows you upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking
TMD - temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neckaches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity
Trigeminal Neuralgia - sharp lancinating pain
Facial Muscle Pain - Masticatory and Cervical Myofascial Pain Dysfunction
Phantom Tooth Pain
Headache - migraines, cluster, tension, etc
In addition to completing an Endodontic residency at the University of Florida, Dr. Locher- Claus also received a Fellowship from the University of Florida Parker Mahan Facial Pain Center under the guidance of Dr. Henry Gremillion.