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West Pines Endodontics - Dr. Timur Sekercioglu - Pembroke Pines Endodontist - Root Canals - Tooth Ache -


General Information

Common Questions

How do you ensure my safety during treatment at your office?

For protection, safety, and peace of mind, West Pines Endodontics maintains strict operating protocol. We exceed the highest standards of infection control as set forth by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association. We use only the most advanced barrier techniques and autoclave sterilization to eliminate your exposure to, and risk of, cross-contamination.

Additionally, our entire team is CPR certified and we attend several hours of continuing education courses every year. Our office is equipped with state of the art technology, including patient monitoring equipment and an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator.

What sets your practice apart from other offices I could visit?

Through a combination of advanced technology, exceptional customer services, and quality endodontic treatment, Maupin Endodontics and Microsurgery provides a level of care that is second to none. Our goal is to provide gentle, effective treatment to our patients in a compassionate, warm, and relaxed environment. We spend as much time as necessary talking with you about your questions and concerns, as well as ensuring you understand every phase of your treatment. We also make every effort to stay in close contact with your referring dentist and respect your time with coordinated visits.

Help! My child knocked out a tooth, what do I do?

It's best to try and replant the tooth into it's socket. However, only replant a tooth that is clean! If the tooth has debris, for example, rinse with milk and then attempt to replant it. If you are unable to place the tooth back into the socket, store it in a container of milk, or saline solution if milk is not available.

Call your dentist right away and get into to see him or her as soon as possible. Obviously, the quicker the better!

Do you accept referrals?

Absolutely and we appreciate your confidence in us! We welcome referrals from other dentists as well as patients who want their friends and family to experience the exceptional level of care we provide.

Can all teeth be treated endodontically?

Most teeth can be treated. Occasionally, a tooth can’t be saved because the root canals are not accessible, the root is severely fractured, the tooth doesn’t have adequate bone support, or the tooth cannot be restored. However, advances in endodontics are making it possible to save teeth that even a few years ago would have been lost. When endodontic treatment is not effective, endodontic surgery may be able to save the tooth.

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.

Do you take my insurance?

West Pines Endodontics is happy to assits you in filing your insurance to help maximize your reimbursement. We participate with most plans however,  we encourage you to contact our office to determine if we participate with your specific insurance plan.