Endodontics in Louisville
Dr. Jonathan Vlahos and Dr. Peter Fotos have completed endodontic specialty training at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Vlahos received his DMD and Masters degrees from the University of Louisville, and completed additional hospital residency training in San Diego, California. He also received a commission as a Lieutenant from the United States Navy Dental Corp.
Dr. Fotos received his DDS, Masters and Ph.D degrees degrees from West Virginia University and completed his hospital residency training at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
In addition to providing endodontic care at this location, both doctors serve as part-time clinical faculty at the University of Louisville, helping assure that the next genertion of dentists provide high quality care to their patients.
This practice therefore assures that the treatment methodology, current sterilization practices and the delivery of compassionate patient care is always provided including post-treatment follow-up monitoring.
This practice utilizes the most current standards for endodontic care including the use of surgical microscopy and advanced 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional (cone beam) digital imaging.
This makes possible enhanced diagnosis, treatment planning and precision during treatment.
In the event of deep dental decay or a tooth fracture, the nerve tissue within the tooth can become inflammed or infected. In order to prevent the infection from spreading, the most conservative treatment is to retain the tooth endodontic therapy as an alternative to extraction. This involves the removal of the nerve tissue follwed by disinfecting and sealing the root canal system.
In a previously endodontically treated tooth, bacteria can sometimes reach the sealed root canal system by penetrating the existing restoration. This necessitates redisinfecting the root canals in a similar manner as the original endodontic procedure.
When the tooth is not able to be retreated or has a recurring infection at the root end, the root tip may be a candidate for a small surgical exposure and treated directly.
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4010 Dupont Circle, Suite 524-A, Louisville, KY 40207, US
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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