tedx topics

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…

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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 own work, we strive to restore the patient’s wellbeing. This article isn’t a substitute for medical care,…

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root canal faqs

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…

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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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