5 Myths About Root Canals

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Over the years, there have been many myths about root canals. Sometimes these myths get in the way of people seeking treatment that can help end their pain. We want to take a moment to clear up five myths about root canals. As endodontists, we truly believe in root canals and their ability to save…

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How Do You Get An Abscess Tooth & What Are The Treatments

how do you get an abscess tooth

Sometimes patients ask us, “How do you get an abscess tooth?” Considering the pain a dental abscess causes, we think it is crucial for everyone to understand the causes and symptoms of an abscess. Too often, people ignore the symptoms as long as they can, which can complicate matters down the road. With prompt dental…

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What Is Considered A Dental Trauma?

what is considered a dental trauma

As endodontists, we treat patients who have experienced serious dental trauma. We take pride in our ability to get to the root of the problem and relieve patients of pain. About Dental Trauma Sometimes people ask us, “what is considered a dental trauma?” Dental trauma is any kind of injury to the mouth that impacts…

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Why Does My Tooth Hurt When I Drink Something Cold?

Have you ever felt thirsty and reached for a refreshing beverage, only to experience a jolt of pain with your first sip? If so, you may have asked yourself, “Why does my tooth hurt when I drink something cold?” When it comes to your teeth, pain is often a warning sign that something is wrong.…

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What to Expect During An Internal Bleaching Treatment?

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If you have a discolored tooth that won’t respond to traditional whitening, you may be curious about internal bleaching treatment.  You’re right to explore this idea! When a tooth becomes discolored from trauma or a root canal, regular external tooth whitening treatments won’t work. Instead, only internal bleaching can help. This article isn’t a substitute…

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My Tooth Hurts When I Chew. Why?

Patients often mention, “my tooth hurts when I chew.” They are looking for answers, as well as relief from the pain. As endodontists, we frequently see patients with this issue. There are a variety of possible causes of this kind of pain. In this article, we will share a few for the purposes of education.…

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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…

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TEDx Topics: Dr. Chopra Presents Modern Day Root Canals

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

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Your Top Root Canal FAQs Answered!

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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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