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…

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surgical vs non-surgical root canal

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…

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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,…

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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…

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Gentlewave Root Canal, Gentlewave Root Canal Procedures and Benefits

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.…

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gentlewave root canal procedure

If a dentist recommends you for a root canal, understand that it will keep you from losing the tooth. Plus, with upgraded techniques, such as the GentleWave root canal procedure that we offer here at Ballantyne Endodontics, you can get a high-tech alternative to traditional root canals that provides the following benefits to patients and…

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dental implant vs root canal

Sometimes patients must make a choice between a dental implant vs root canal. We hope this guide makes the choice a little easier. Both of these specialized procedures require skilled dental professionals. Your first step will be a visit to your dentist or an endodontist for a thorough examination. The purpose of a root canal…

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root canal anxiety

You know the show The King of Queens – lovable goof Doug and his sassy wife, Carrie, living in New York. On one particular episode, Doug was dreading his upcoming root canal treatment and then suspecting his dentist of being intentionally rough because of his romantic feelings for Carrie. A hilarious take on an otherwise…

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alternatives to a root canal

When a patient learns they may be a candidate for a root canal, there are a few questions commonly asked. Often one of the first questions asked is, “What are alternatives to a root canal?” An endodontic specialist may suggest an alternative treatment depending on your oral health and unique situation. This blog post is…

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