Why Should Your Endodontist Conduct a Cold Test for Root Canal Pain?
Patients often ask about the diagnostic tests we perform to make sure we understand what’s happening with your teeth. Since the tooth’s root system is tiny and complex, we use a variety of diagnostic tests to help identify the source of the pain. One of the simplest—and most powerful—is the cold test. Good news: if…Read More
TEDx Topics: Dr. Chopra Presents Modern Day Root Canals
Did you know that your teeth are the gateway to your body? Dr. Sonia Chopra wishes more people knew the positive impact of endodontics on their health. That’s why this was one of her primary TedX topics at her recent Tedx Talk. Ballantyne Endodontics founder, Dr. Sonia Chopra, DDS, spoke at TEDxFarmingdale on Long Island…Read More
Reinfected Root Canal: How This Happened & What to do:
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 own work, we strive to restore the patient’s wellbeing. This article isn’t a substitute for medical care,…Read More
Your Top Root Canal FAQs Answered!
If you just learned that you or a family member needs a root canal, chances are you have some questions. You are not alone. Patients frequently ask questions about root canals and endodontic treatment. We hope this guide on root canal FAQs helps you make informed and empowered choices. It isn’t a substitute for personalized…Read More
Do I need a Crown after a Root Canal?
Sometimes patients ask – Do I need a crown after a root canal? They wonder if it’s enough to just see the endodontist. Like many questions patients ask, the answer is nuanced. In short, it depends on the condition of your tooth, the location in your mouth, and your preferences. We’re going to dig into…Read More
Surgical vs Non-Surgical Root Canal. Our Guide:
Patients sometimes ask about the difference between a surgical vs non-surgical root canal. We hope this guide clarifies this for you and serves as a guide to help you make the best oral health decisions for yourself or your loved ones. After all, here at Ballantyne Endodontics, we believe in empowering our patients. This article…Read More
What is the difference between a root canal and extraction?
Sometimes patients ask us, “What is the difference between a root canal and extraction?” As endodontists, we advocate for saving the natural tooth whenever possible. That means we’re on Team Root Canal! In many cases, a successful root canal is the only viable alternative to extracting the tooth. While sometimes an extraction may be necessary,…Read More
What Happens if a Root Canal Fails?
Sometimes patients ask – What happens if a root canal fails? Good news: around 95% of all root canals are successful and last for years or the patient’s lifetime. However, in medicine, as in life, there are no guarantees. If you notice severe pain in a tooth previously treated with a root canal, you may…Read More
What is a Gentlewave Root Canal procedure?
We are proud to offer state-of-the-art treatments such as GentleWave to our patients. Sometimes patients ask us what is the GentleWave root canal procedure and why we recommend it? GentleWave is a minimally invasive option to standard root canal treatment. This patented technology uses acoustic energy to thoroughly cleanse and disinfect the root canal system.…Read More