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Endodontics at La Cantera

San Antonio, TX

 
Meet the Doctor

After his undergraduate studies at Southern Utah University, Dr. Kade Roundy continued his education with an Army Health Professions Scholarship, earning his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in May, 2003 from the University of Louisville (Kentucky) School of Dentistry. Having completed a one-year Advanced General Dentistry Residency Program at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he then served in the Army for three more years in the Heidelberg Dental Activity in Buedingen, Germany. At the conclusion of his military service, Dr. Roundy decided to continue his education and returned to the University of Louisville for his advanced training in endodontics. While at the University of Louisville, he earned a Masters of Science degree in oral biology, focusing his research on the long-term prognosis of endodontically treated teeth. After practicing for two years as an associate in Aurora, Colorado, Dr. Roundy and his family decided to relocate to San Antonio and begin practice in The Shops at La Cantera. Endodontics at La Cantera has been open since February, 2012.

 

Dr. Roundy is a Board eligible endodontist and is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association and San Antonio District Dental Society . Dr. Roundy currently resides in Northwest San Antonio and enjoys running and going to the beach with his wife, three daughters and son.

Technology

Endodontic therapy provides a predictable method to retain most teeth. The evolution of treatment has been greatly influenced by new technologies. With that being said, we have available to us many new devices and methods to make your care comfortable and successful. However, it is very important to remember that choosing the appropriate instruments and techniques for your treatment is why our years of clinical experience are so important.

 

STA™ Single Tooth Anesthesia System
 The STA™ System technology utilizes computer controlled local anesthesia delivery to enhance the injection process for both the dentist and the patient. Audio and visual confirmations make injections like the PDL more accurate and less stressful. STA increases confidence administering the Block - proper technique prevents needle deflection - improving the ability to inject into the Block the first time. Single tooth anesthesia means patients return to their routine without collateral numbing.

 

Digital Radiography
This technology utilizes sensors that instantly transmit the radiographic image of your tooth directly onto an operatory computer monitor. This system lowers the already low dosage radiation needed to take a conventional film by over 90%. Because these images are digital, they can be enlarged and enhanced to help in the diagnosis and treatment of your tooth. These images are archived in your dental record, and can also be e-mailed to your referring doctor.

 

Operating Microscopes
In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth.

 

Apex Locators
These are instruments that can electronically help determine where the end, or terminus, of the root is located. This is most critical in successful endodontic therapy.

 

Ultrasonics
These devices help in locating canals, removing obstructions from canals and in cleaning canals.

 

Nickel-titanium instruments
These instruments have helped to revolutionize endodontics. They have greater flexibility than the standard stainless instruments, allowing more efficient cleaning and shaping of the canals. These instruments are able to follow the different curves and bends that are encountered. This will allow for more complete removal of bacteria and any debris that accumulates in canals.

 

Electric motors and handpieces
These instruments are used along with the nickel-titanium files. Being electric, the motor’s speed and torque can be easily managed, resulting in more control in cleaning root canals.