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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Endodontist Vs. Oral Surgeon: What Is The Difference?

endodontist vs oral surgeon

If you are like most people, you are familiar with your general dentist, whom you see twice a year for preventative health care, examinations, cleanings, and routine dental care like filling cavities. You may be unfamiliar with dental specialists like endodontist vs. oral surgeon. What is the difference?  Specialists complete general dental training just like…

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Can A Tooth Infection Be Cured With Antibiotics?

can a tooth infection be cured with antibiotics

If you are experiencing throbbing pain around a tooth, you may wonder whether you have a tooth infection. If you do, you may also wonder, “can a tooth infection be cured with antibiotics?”  Unfortunately, treating a dental infection usually involves much more than antibiotics. Sometimes the best treatment may not include antibiotics at all. To…

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Meet Dr. Tadrissi: Your Endodontic Technology Specialist

endodontic technology

Mark Tadrissi, D.D.S., is a problem solver and dentistry is one way he solves problems and makes patient’s lives better. As an Endodontic Technology Specialist, he offers solutions and relief for painful dental problems that are often hidden without a careful evaluation from a skilled endodontist. He strives to offer compassionate care and make each…

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Meet Dr. Reiter: Your Endodontic Surgery Specialist

dr tania reiter

Endodontist Tanya Reiter, D.D.S. approaches each day with a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to treatment. She strives to excel in everything she does, which is why she ranked within the top 10% of her class at dental school. Dr. Reiter is still at the top of the class! Right from the start, she was trained through…

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The Most Common Endodontic Diagnostic Tests

Before receiving a root canal or other endodontic treatment, your endodontist will need to run a few endodontic diagnostic tests. Here at Ballantyne Endodontics, we’re big believers in the power of diagnosis because it helps us create a customized treatment plan for you and your teeth. Your clinical exam gives us the information we need…

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Let’s Break Down the Stages of Tooth Decay

Want to hear some good news? Teeth don’t decay overnight. And that means you can take steps to prevent decay before it starts. While few people enjoy thinking about cavities, understanding the stages of tooth decay can help you take charge of your oral health—especially the early stages of tooth decay! Please note this article…

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Our Top Root Canal Recovery Tips

Root Canal Recovery Tips

Want to know our favorite thing about successful root canal procedures? They can end your pain while restoring wellness and balance to your mouth. But if you’re nervous about getting a root canal, no matter how much you might need it, we understand! Here are ten root canal recovery tips that may help you achieve…

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How To Choose a Top Endodontist in Charlotte, NC

Top Endodontist in Charlotte NC

If you need a root canal or treatment for tooth trauma, you may be wondering whether you should see your dentist or a specialist. An endodontist is a specialist who focuses on these treatments and seeks to restore health and balance to your mouth. Seeking care from a specialist increases the likelihood of successful treatment.…

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Meet Dr. Chopra: Your Endodontic Diagnosis and Retreatment Specialist

endodontic diagnosis

Endodontist Sonia Chopra, D.D.S., offers a unique mix of passion, expertise, and professionalism to her Charlotte, North Carolina area patients. She describes herself as “the ultimate dental patient,” she was born without eight teeth and experienced a wide range of dental treatments in her early life. Her life turned around when a compassionate and skilled…

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