Caring for all your endodontic Needs
Our vision is to present a seasoned team of well trained doctors and staff to assist the local community and surrounding areas with their endodontic needs.
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Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to make the very best use of current endodontic technology. We will do our best to make you feel comfortable in coming to us for treatment.
As a patient referred to this practice, you will be genuinely cared for and appreciated. Before coming to our office you may have questions about our policies or the treatments we recommend. We have posted the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions on this site. However, we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions you may have. We strive to provide the highest quality of endodontic treatment based on excellence in technical skills in a friendly and gentle environment.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed. Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal. The doctors will now clean your canals and carefully examine the inside of the problematic tooth. Once cleaned, the doctors will fill and seal the canals and place a temporary filling in the tooth.
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces or the surrounding bone may also be treated with this procedure. The most common surgery used to save damaged teeth is an apicoectomy or root-end resection. An incision is made in the gum tissue to expose the bone and surrounding inflamed tissue. The damaged tissue is removed along with the end of the root tip. A root-end filling is placed to prevent reinfection of the root and the gum is sutured. The bone naturally heals around the root over a period of months restoring full function.
Meet Our Team
This team will provide the most current, comprehensive information, be compassionate and have advanced skills in using the equipment and materials. We will use gentle techniques, be helpful and courteous attitude. Learn more about the physicians on our staff.