Archive for the ‘ Endodontist ’ Category
What’s the difference between a Dentist and an Endodontist?
While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed additional training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. […]
3 Reasons You Should Save Your Natural Teeth
When an issue arises regarding your teeth there are plenty of options to consider, root canal therapy being one of them. It’s important to understand how each procedure will affect you as well as comparing the pros and cons. First and foremost, your priority should be to do whatever it takes to save your natural […]
What is an Apioectomy?
There are times when root canal therapy simply isn’t enough to clean out all of the infected tissue. If this is the case, you may be in need of an apicoectomy. What’s that you may ask? Let me tell you! An apicoectomy will only be considered after the patient has already undergone a root canal […]
Getting to The Root of Your Tooth Pain
Has your dentist mentioned that you are in need of a root canal? Though this may sound alarming, root canals are a routine and fairly pain-less procedure. Millions of root canal treatments are performed each year. If your dentist has recommended a root canal treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. Below are a […]
Situation: You just experienced a dental injury and one of your teeth got knocked out. Now what? Don’t worry – you are not alone. More than five million teeth get knocked out each year. The trick is to know what to do when it happens. Here is a list we put together of all the […]
What to Expect After a Root Canal
A root canal is a procedure that saves a natural tooth that has become decayed or infected. Your endodontist will remove the tooth’s nerve and pulp (the tissue inside the teeth) and will clean and seal the tooth, therefore halting any more decay. Root canal procedures are often very effective in saving natural teeth. Do […]
Beyond Root Canal Therapy: Other Treatments in Endodontics
Surely you know what a root canal is. But have you ever heard of an “apicoectomy”? As endodontists, we are always trying to get to the root of the problem, but the methods vary sometimes from case to case. So move over for just a few minutes, root canal, while we give these other endodontic […]
How to Keep Your Gums Healthy
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. This blog will focus on the best ways to make sure your gums stay healthy in order to prevent gum disease and keep your smile shining bright for years to come. 1) Floss, […]
4 Foods That Cause Dental Emergencies
Every day, we have patients visit our office for help with a dental emergency. A lot of these emergencies are caused by biting into foods that are too hard, resulting in a cracked tooth, loss of a filling, or a broken dental crown. To avoid a painful and inconvenient dental emergency, here are some foods […]
What is an Endodontist?
An Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment, a process by which teeth are preserved through the treatment of the inner soft tissue of the teeth – also known as the pulp. In addition to dental school, those who choose to specialize in endodontics attend another two to three years of schooling […]