Reinfected Root Canal: How This Happened & What to do:

reinfected root canal

As endodontists, we sometimes treat patients who have a reinfected root canal. Often those patients ask how this happened and what to do about it. Whether we are retreating from work done by a different dentist or our work, we strive to restore the patient’s well-being. It’s vitally important for optimal dental health that we…

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Biological Root Canals: A Guide

biological root canals

Key Takeaways: Biological Root Canals Prioritize Natural Healing: The biological root canal is an enhancement of traditional root canal treatments. Using minimally invasive instruments, advanced irrigation technology and biocompatible sealers, it strives to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible while supporting the body’s natural healing processes—thus decreasing reinfection risk and supporting long-term vitality.…

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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

benefits of root canal

If the thought of a root canal makes you feel uneasy, it’s time to consider all the benefits of root canal treatments. When a diseased tooth is causing severe pain, a root canal may be the best way to end that pain and restore health and comfort. A root canal is here to help you…

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Consequences of Delaying a Root Canal

consequences of delaying a root canal

A twinge of tooth pain sends you to the dentist, thinking you may have a developing cavity in need of a filling. Instead, the dentist informs you that you need a root canal.  The idea of a root canal sounds unpleasant, so instead of finding an endodontist to schedule the procedure, you wait. After all,…

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Endodontic Surgery vs. Root Canal: What is the Difference?

endodontic surgery vs. root canal

If you have a severe toothache, you may need to see an endodontist, who will be able to thoroughly examine your teeth to determine the source of the pain and the way forward. Depending on your needs, your specialist will consider endodontic surgery vs. root canal treatment and work with you to decide which option…

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What is a Ballantyne Endo Root Canal

what is a ballantyne root canal

If you’re new to our practice, you may wonder, “What is a Ballantyne root canal?” What makes our root canals special? At Ballantyne Endodontics, we aim to relieve pain, save natural teeth, and provide a comfortable and positive experience for all our patients. Plus, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide unparalleled patient care and consistently…

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How do I Know If I need a Root Canal

How do I know if I need a root canal

Have you felt a sharp, sudden pain when you eat ice cream or a lingering ache after sipping a hot cup of coffee? That pain may be more than a fleeting discomfort; it may be a warning and a sign that you need to see an endodontist, or root canal specialist. If you are wondering,…

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Do I Need a Root Canal If I Have No Pain?

do I need a root canal if I have no pain

People are often surprised to learn they need a root canal, especially if they are not experiencing any discomfort. If this is the case for you, you may be asking, “Do I need a root canal if I have no pain?” While it is true that many people who need one experience some degree of…

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What Should I Do If I Have a Toothache?

what should I do If I have a toothache

If you are in pain, we are here for you. Sooner or later, most people experience a toothache. Sometimes it may be a throbbing pain centered around one tooth, or it could be a more generalized ache. If you are currently experiencing either of these, you may wonder, “what should I do If I have…

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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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