dental dam used in dentistry

When you have an endodontic procedure, and the practitioner applies a dental dam used in dentistry to your mouth, you benefit from a decades’ old method of protection for you and the dental professional. This small piece of material has numerous advantages when used correctly. In fact, in 2017, the American Association of Endodontists put…

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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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