What is a CBCT Scan and Why Do You Need One?


If you recently visited your dentist or endodontist and heard you need a CBCT scan, you may wonder what that is and why it’s beneficial. First, we will start with the why since that is most important to you as a patient. CBCT scans (also called “cone beams”), provide precise and comprehensive 3D pictures of…

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Do I Need a Referral to See an Endodontist?

do I need a referral to see an endodontist

You may have heard of an endodontist, a dental specialist who focuses on saving teeth. In most cases, you will benefit from seeing an endodontist if you need a root canal or have undiagnosed persistent pain. When considering seeking a specialist instead of your general dentist, one of your first questions may be, “do I…

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Endodontist Vs. Oral Surgeon: What Is The Difference?

endodontist vs oral surgeon

If you are like most people, you are familiar with your general dentist, whom you see twice a year for preventative health care, examinations, cleanings, and routine dental care like filling cavities. You may be unfamiliar with dental specialists like endodontist vs. oral surgeon. What is the difference?  Specialists complete general dental training just like…

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Can A Tooth Infection Be Cured With Antibiotics?

can a tooth infection be cured with antibiotics

If you are experiencing throbbing pain around a tooth, you may wonder whether you have a tooth infection. If you do, you may also wonder, “can a tooth infection be cured with antibiotics?”  Unfortunately, treating a dental infection usually involves much more than antibiotics. Sometimes the best treatment may not include antibiotics at all. To…

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Meet Dr. Tadrissi: Your Endodontic Technology Specialist

endodontic technology

Mark Tadrissi, D.D.S., is a problem solver and dentistry is one way he solves problems and makes patient’s lives better. As an Endodontic Technology Specialist, he offers solutions and relief for painful dental problems that are often hidden without a careful evaluation from a skilled endodontist. He strives to offer compassionate care and make each…

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Meet Dr. Reiter: Your Endodontic Surgery Specialist

dr tania reiter

Endodontist Tanya Reiter, D.D.S. approaches each day with a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to treatment. She strives to excel in everything she does, which is why she ranked within the top 10% of her class at dental school. Dr. Reiter is still at the top of the class! Right from the start, she was trained through…

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The Most Common Endodontic Diagnostic Tests

Before receiving a root canal or other endodontic treatment, your endodontist will need to run a few endodontic diagnostic tests. Here at Ballantyne Endodontics, we’re big believers in the power of diagnosis because it helps us create a customized treatment plan for you and your teeth. Your clinical exam gives us the information we need…

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Let’s Break Down the Stages of Tooth Decay

Want to hear some good news? Teeth don’t decay overnight. And that means you can take steps to prevent decay before it starts. While few people enjoy thinking about cavities, understanding the stages of tooth decay can help you take charge of your oral health—especially the early stages of tooth decay! Please note this article…

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Why Do You Need Endodontic Imaging Prior to Treatment?

Digital imaging in endodontics

As you’re hopping in the car for a road trip, what’s one of the first things you do? We’re guessing you plug in your destination on your GPS. Well, when we’re performing endodontic treatment, high-quality images serve as our road map. They guide your endodontist’s mission to restore your wellbeing and oral health. Digital imaging…

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