What Is a Root Canal Treatment and Why Would You Need One To Restore a Damaged Tooth?

Having a root canal treatment performed is easier and better than ever before. You might need to have a root canal done to save a damaged tooth from extraction and replaced with a dental restoration. Your teeth are typically better than a tooth replacement option, which is why your dentist works with you to help... Read more »

Root Canal Pain Management Tips

If you have ever had a toothache, you already know how much it can hurt. But rather than ignoring the toothache and hoping it will go away on its own, it really should be seen to rule out the need for a root canal to restore a damaged tooth. Most folks associate root canals with... Read more »

National Gum Care Month Is a Good Reminder for You To Prevent Gum Disease

September is National Gum Care Month, so let’s talk about everything related to gums. This month is a good time to reflect on your dental health and commit to taking better care of your gums. Sometimes, we forget your gums help keep your teeth in their place and functioning at top capacity. When your gums... Read more »

Knowing the Difference Between Endodontic Treatments

What do you know about the difference between nonsurgical root canal treatments, surgical retreatments and dental implants? You are probably like most people and can maybe guess. We are here to answer your questions! Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy When our endodontist mentions root canals, a nonsurgical root canal is generally recommended. The great... Read more »

What Does It Mean When You Have a Persistent Toothache?

If you have ever had a toothache, you will likely remember the pain. It is typically located in or around a tooth and indicates that you have something wrong going on with your teeth or gums. It can also be “referred pain,” meaning it’s coming from somewhere else in your body. Either way, tooth pain... Read more »

Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Feel Calm and Comfortable During Oral Surgery

Sedation dentistry uses medication to help you relax and sit still comfortably when you have dental work done. Sedation is especially helpful if you have oral surgery by relieving any anxiety and making you comfortable. There are varying degrees of medication sedation that can be used such as light or minimal sedation, medium or moderate... Read more »

An Apicoectomy Can Still Save an Unhealthy Tooth After a Root Canal Treatment or Retreatment

Healthy teeth aren’t damaged, decayed or infected. To keep your teeth healthy means practicing good daily oral hygiene habits and seeing your dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. But what if a tooth is infected? In most cases, it is best to save a tooth rather than replace it. Your tooth is worth... Read more »

You Are in Excellent Hands With Our Endodontist

If you need to have a root canal treatment done on a damaged tooth, you are not alone! Millions of people have a root canal done every year. Dentists who focus their work on a patient’s tooth pulp and the surrounding tissues are called endodontists. It means we take a look at your teeth, diagnose... Read more »

Our Endodontist Can Often Save a Cracked Tooth for a Lifetime of Healthy Chewing

Even though your teeth are the hardest substances in your body, even harder than bone, a tooth can become cracked. This arises because of trauma or injury but it can also happen from daily wear and tear from the pressure of chewing and biting down. If a tooth does crack, you may experience pain when... Read more »

National Gum Disease Awareness Month: How You Can Keep Your Gums Vibrant and Healthy!

In honor of February’s Gum Disease Awareness Month – a global public awareness campaign for preventing gum disease – our practice wants to help spread the word about this insidious disease. That’s because it can destroy your smile if it is left untreated. Fortunately, you can take action to help prevent this from happening! Gum... Read more »