Welcome to our web site! Our goal here is to familiarize you with our office, staff and the services we provide. The practice was sold November 1, 2012 to Shawn Cullimore, DMD and the name has changed to Accacia Endodontics of Ahwatukee, but Dr. Riehm is still working!!! Dr. Riehm looks forward to serving your endodontic needs!!
Thank you for choosing our practice to meet your endodontic needs. More than 21 million endodontic procedures are performed nationally each year. Of that total, nearly 16 million are root canals. If you've never had a root canal, or if it has been several years since your last procedure, you may have questions or concerns. Let us try and address some of those now.
Endodontists are dentists with at least two additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment. Because their practices are limited to endodontic procedures, they are able to preform procedures that a general dentist cannot. When seeing a specialist you are going to receive the highest possible care. This includes usage of the latest technology. In our office, we use a microscope and digital radiography.
Root canal treatment does not cause you pain, it actually relieves tooth pain and can usually be accomplished in one or two visits to your endodontist.
The actual root canal treatment is painless and requires you to only be numbed with local anesthetic. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to complete treatment, and when the numbness subsides, you should feel much better.
We establish a relationship with each patient that is built upon mutual respect and trust. With this foundation in place, our staff is able to provide the type of care that our patients expect and deserve.
Our office differs from most because we see one patient at a time. This allows Dr. Riehm to devote all of his attention to each patient. We have been told by patients that this makes them feel more comfortable with treatment because the dentist is not leaving the operatory every 5 minutes and letting the assistant do most of the work. You will not be disappointed with the level of attention you get in our office. From the time you call, to the time you complete treatment, our staff will be there to answer any questions you may have and to make you feel like family!
Acacia Endodontics of Ahwatukee
Richard Riehm, DDS, PC
15215 South 48th Street, Suite #136
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480-704-8550 Fax: 480-704-0199 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org