Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

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Root Canal Retreatment

After a root canal, you expect your tooth to last a long time and if infection returns, it can be disappointing and frustrating.

Root canal retreatment can save your tooth from being extracted, relieve pain, and protect the health of your smile.

You may be asking: "Can this treatment really save my tooth?"

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After Root Canal Retreatment, Your Tooth Can Last a Lifetime

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Virtually Painless

Infection and decay below the surface of your tooth can be painful. Root canal retreatment is virtually painless. Plus, the recovery is much more comfortable than a tooth extraction. Once treatment is complete, you can enjoy a pain-free smile.

Lasting Results

Root canal retreatment restores the integrity of your tooth and can prevent an extraction. Saving your tooth offers lasting benefits by maintaining the density of your jawbone and the natural strength of your smile.

Cost-Effective

Root canal retreatment is generally less expensive than replacing your tooth. If you opt to remove the tooth, you will need to pay for a bridge or dental implant to restore your smile, in addition to the price of the extraction.

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Protect the Long-Term Health of Your Tooth

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My First Root Canal Didn't Work Why Should I Do It Again?

If you decide against root canal retreatment, you will probably need an extraction. Once you lose a natural tooth, a range of other issues can arise. Remaining teeth will start to shift, causing problems with your bite and affecting the appearance of your smile. Without tooth roots, your jawbone will begin to lose density, affecting the stability of neighboring teeth and taking support away from your facial features.

Jawbone deterioration can eventually cause facial collapse, which makes you look much older than you actually are. When possible, saving a tooth is always better than removing it. While dental implants offer some great benefits, nothing looks, feels, or functions like your natural tooth.

Strengthen Your Tooth with Root Canal Retreatment

During root canal retreatment, your endodontist will:

Create a small opening to gain access to the root canals. 

Remove the filling material. 

Carefully examine the inside of your tooth.

Clean the inside of your tooth to remove any infection or debris.

Fill and seal the root canals.

Place a temporary filling in the tooth.

As soon as possible,

You will need to return to your dentist to have a new dental crown or another type of restoration placed over your tooth to protect it and restore proper function.

Keep Your Smile Strong and Healthy

In reality, the only alternative to root canal retreatment is a tooth extraction. Most dentists will only recommend this route if there is no possible way to restore the health of your natural tooth. 

A tooth infection is a serious condition. Left untreated, it will only spread and cause more complex issues. Schedule an appointment to discuss root canal retreatment with a dentist today.

The Smile Center

The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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