Elective procedures and dental hygiene have been postponed at offices across Texas, however dental emergencies do occur. Be assured, Endodontic Associates is open and accepting patients for dental emergencies including facial swelling, inability to eat or drink due to dental pain, a toothache that is unbearable or trauma.
Endodontic Associates is working with patients directly during this time, without a need for a referral. Our top goal is to keep you well during this crisis and out of the emergency room.
906 North Fielder, Suite C
Arlington TX 76012
Our Mission is Simple: to provide you with the most exceptional Arlington root canal treatment where you remain comfortable during the quick and efficient procedure. We use the most advanced technology available and closely monitor you so that you never experience any pain+.
A specially trained Arlington endodontist best treats a root canal.
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We strive to be the expert Arlington endodontics practice. Our team of doctors works carefully to ensure each root canal patient has a fantastic experience. We provide you with superior treatment choices, a pain-free procedure+, and a prompt, no-hassle visit.
Endodontics concentrates on preserving your natural teeth. Dentists who specialize in endodontics, endodontists, complete two additional years of specific education after dental school to become specialists in diagnosing and healing tooth pain and concerns associated with the internal structures of your teeth. The scope of endodontics specializes in the care of the dental pulp. When your tooth’s pulp becomes infected or is damaged, your Arlington endodontist at Endodontic Associates of Arlington will work to restore your natural tooth and secure your long-term oral health.
”It's so hard these days to find a doctor office where everyone is friendly and welcoming. And EAA did just that! I personally had a great experience from the moment I walked into the moment I left.Felicia C.Google Review
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Top-rated endodontists, right here in Arlington.
When choosing a root canal dentist, patients have numerous options in the Arlington area. Our doctors have established a reputation as local experts, and general dentists who find an issue exceeding their ability refer their patients to Endodontic Associates of Arlington. We’re proud to have the support of the local dental community, and we look forward to serving you.
Yogesh Patel, DDS
Dr. Yogesh T. Patel is a graduate from The University of Texas in Austin and Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, In 2005, Dr. Patel received his certificate in Endodontics from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.
Jill Peterson, MPH, PhD
A native of Colorado, Dr. Jill Peterson received her Bachelors of Science degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan. She began her studies at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1993. In 1997, Dr. Peterson concurrently completed her DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry and her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Navid Khalighinejad, DDS, MSD
Dr. Navid Khalighinejad (DDS, MSD) graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine – Cleveland, OH with a certificate in Endodontics. During his residency, Dr. Khalighinejad was an award recipient for top research presentation from the American Association of Endodontists as well as Ohio Dental Association Annual Research Award. Dr. Khalighinejad is board eligible and is currently pursuing his goal to become a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics.
Shira Ackerman, DDS
Dr. Shira Ackerman graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. in Biology from Stern College in New York City. She then attended NYU College of Dentistry where she was a inducted as a member of the prestigious OKU Honors Society. She graduated with her D.D.S. degree and the E. J. Bushee Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership.
What they've said about us
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“The BEST experience I have EVER had! I almost fell asleep during a root canal y'all! That's how relaxed and comfortable they made me! The doc was just as sweet as the nurses.”Jennifer T.Google Review
“I needed an emergency root canal the day before I left for vacation. They worked me into the schedule and Dr Navid and assistant Kerri were great. Excellent job and they saved our vacation!”Russ E.Google Review
“I was super anxious about getting a root canal but Dr. Peterson did amazing. It was quick and pain free. Such a nice office and staff as well!”Mary C.Google Review
“Dental work scares the heck out of me but I want to say Endodontics Associates of Arlington did a great job explaining the procedure and even taking the time to wait for my nerves to calm down. Great dental work and excellent interpersonal skills.”Eric A.Google Review
“Excellent! I had a root canal yesterday. Was dreading it because of years of hearing how bad they are. Dr. Peterson did a great job. The staff is super friendly. Overall, couldn't have gone better.”Kim W.Google Review
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Endodontist?
An Endodontist is a dentist who has specialized in saving your natural teeth. Endodontists have two more years of specialized training that makes them experts in diagnosing the source of your tooth pain and taking care of issues relating to the inner structures of your tooth, the dental pulp. Specializing in root canal procedures and saving your natural tooth through the healing and repairing of a diseased tooth from the inside out, the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) calls endodontists the “superheroes of saving teeth.”
All Arlington Endodontists are dentists but focus their practice solely on endodontic treatment. For this reason, our Arlington endodontists will work with you and your dentist to ensure that you are receiving the personalized, high quality care that you deserve.
Root canal treatments are performed to prevent or cure the periradicular infection (infection in the bone adjacent to the roots). The basis is to eliminate bacterial infection that has entered the root system of the tooth. The tooth’s defense system can only tolerate so much insult. Therefore, if the infection is too significant, significant symptoms and damage to the surrounding tissues will occur. On occasion, patients need retreatment of root canals or root end surgery (apicoectomy). Retreatment happens when there is re-contamination or persistent infection due to anatomical variations of the root system. Most treatments take just one appointment. Patients typically return to work or daily duties immediately.
All dentists, including your general dentist, received some training in endodontics during dental school. Endodontists are specialists with two to three years of specialized training beyond dental school that perform only endodontic procedures. Endodontic treatments are both routine and complex. They are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that is difficult to diagnose. Often, general dentists and other specialists refer patients needing endodontic treatment.
No! Today’s root canal treatments don’t need to be painful. The progress in technology has provided endodontists with tools to support in administering profound anesthesia, therefore eliminating the fear and anxiety of treatment. A root canal is like any other routine visit to the dental office.
If you are diagnosed with the need of a root canal or re-treatment of a root canal, you always have the option of having your tooth extracted. The options left if you chose to do so are: do nothing about the empty space or attain a removable partial, bridge, or implant. In many cases, unless you have the correct information, you might lose a tooth that could have otherwise been saved with a simple painless+ root canal procedure.
Complicated cases do not necessarily mean that your tooth needs to be extracted. Many endodontic treatments can save natural teeth for a lifetime. The consequences of extracting a natural tooth are not individual. It can affect the distribution of forces to the remaining teeth and cause more stress, resulting in a higher likelihood of damaging the adjacent teeth. Your teeth also tend to shift when they are not in contact with one another, resulting in unfavorable movement that causes food traps and cavities. A bridge or removable partial can be made by anchoring onto adjacent teeth, but this too can cause unfavorable stress and potentially damage the adjacent anchoring teeth. Implants, the more favorable of these options, can take six to eight months to complete and in many cases will also require bone grafting and additional surgeries. Before deciding what road to choose, be informed of your available options and consider what can be done to save your natural teeth.
With research and technological advances, the field of endodontics has seen some of the most progress of any dental specialty. The use of visual magnification through microscopes with enhanced lighting has allowed endodontists to locate anatomical variations that lead to the failure of root canals. CBCT is one of the most important innovations in dental diagnostics and has set an unparalleled standard of patient care. This scan eliminates any guess-work in diagnosis. Teeth that were questionable for fractures or failing root canals can be analyzed to determine what is going on and perform the correct treatment accurately.
Endodontic Associates of Arlington is the product of extensive research, thoughtful planning, and insightful vision. The dentists and staff put the fundamental concept of the endodontic office under the microscope, examining it with the same eye for detail and perfectionist discernment that underlies clinical excellence in endodontics. Endodontic Associates of Arlington enjoy a culture of compassion. The team wants patients to feel at ease.
A technologically advanced office, the practice is state-of-the-art from its paperless records to the latest equipment which speaks to its primary focus —a painless+ and positive experience at every visit.