At SB Dental Solutions Dental Billing Company, we aim to boost the bottom-line for our many clients. We focus on assisting Endodontic Practices to reach their full income potential using optimal endodontic dental billing strategies. Despite playing a vital role in a patient’s healthcare team, Endodontists sometimes get boxed into the same few basic treatments. But offering new procedures can be easy and profitable, even for the most niche of dental specialists. Take the following endodontic treatment enhancements for example:
Whitening therapies that work on the outside of the enamel, like toothpastes, rinses, and gels, only treat the surface of the teeth. But Endodontists know that discoloration can go much deeper. A tooth with infected or dead pulp will often look dingier than its neighboring healthy teeth. Teeth that darken following injury or disease don't respond to traditional whitening treatments, but Endodontists can easily solve the problem by adding internal bleaching as an optional addition to Root Canal Therapy. Since the tooth’s root has already been exposed for necessary endodontic treatment, why not help improve its appearance at the same time?
Numerous different dental and surgical lasers have come out recently, increasing their availability and affordability. What’s more, both patients and providers report better results from laser therapy than from traditional treatments. Lasers cauterize soft tissue, producing less blood than a scalpel and improving recovery time. And with Fewer or no shots to administer, Endodontists can economize while helping anxious patients feel more comfortable. That’s why patients often seek out providers who offer laser dentistry, making this technology as profitable as it is advanced.
Offering sedation dentistry may seem impractical, considering the added complication and expense required to bring in a qualified anesthesiologist. Many endodontists try to get by without offering sedation at all, relying instead on laughing gas to help calm their anxious patients. However, many patients (especially children and the developmentally delayed) require additional assistance during complex dental procedures. How can Endodontists cater to this demographic with the least cost and hassle? With just a little continuing education, any endodontist can perform semi-conscious oral sedation in-office. Using medications like Demerol or Versed, dentists can relax anxious patients far more effectively than they can with nitrous oxide alone. Best of all, patients can be monitored in-office by existing staff, without requiring additional practitioners.