covid-19

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented action. On March 23, we temporarily closed our office for all appointments except for dental emergency treatments. While we made this decision with a heavy heart, we are confident it is the right decision at this time.  Why Are Dental Offices Closing? We care about the health of our patients,…

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What Is a Pulpotomy

Are you wondering what a pulpotomy is? Perhaps you came across the term when searching your particular symptoms, or you saw it in literature at your dentist’s office. However, you came across the term, Ballantyne Endodontics is here with the answers to your questions.

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If you are having tooth pain, there is a good chance your dentist will refer you out to an endodontist. Although these specialists only make up three percent of the dental field, they play a major role in helping people maintain their dental health. Their expertise comes into play when the dental pulp inside the…

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cone beam x ray

In light of recent technological advancements, dental professionals now have access to 3D cone beam x-ray devices. This specialized x-ray device allows your endodontist to take a closer look at your teeth, bone, soft tissues, and nerves as needed to provide you with the highest quality of care. The difference between traditional x-rays and 3D…

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ferrule effect

Visiting the dentist can be intimidating – especially if your dentist doesn’t explain your diagnosis or treatment clearly. At Ballantyne Endodontics, we’re here to make you feel as comfortable and prepared as possible. To do that, we want to define terms that may be unfamiliar to you. If you have a damaged tooth, you may…

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If your dentist refers you to an endodontist in Charlotte, it is probably because you have a painful condition that needs a required level of dental care. The most common procedure performed by an endodontist is a non-surgical root canal, but other procedures might include endodontic surgery, endodontic retreatment, or treating cracked teeth and traumatic…

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Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots. The tip of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex, travel through a canal…

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