Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

benefits of root canal

If the thought of a root canal makes you feel uneasy, it’s time to consider all the benefits of root canal treatments. When a diseased tooth is causing severe pain, a root canal may be the best way to end that pain and restore health and comfort. A root canal is here to help you…

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Can a Cracked Tooth Heal on Its Own?

can a cracked tooth heal on its own

If you think you may have a cracked tooth, then you may wonder, “Can a cracked tooth heal on its own?” The truth is, if you can see the crack and feel pain from it, then it won’t get better on its own. You will need to see a dentist or endodontist to repair the…

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What is a Ballantyne Endo Root Canal

what is a ballantyne root canal

If you’re new to our practice, you may wonder, “What is a Ballantyne root canal?” What makes our root canals special? At Ballantyne Endodontics, we aim to relieve pain, save natural teeth, and provide a comfortable and positive experience for all our patients. Plus, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide unparalleled patient care and consistently…

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What is a CBCT Scan and Why Do You Need One?

What is a CBCT Scan and Why Do You Need One?

If you recently visited your dentist or endodontist and heard you need a CBCT scan, you may wonder what that is and why it’s beneficial. First, we will start with the why since that is most important to you as a patient. CBCT scans (also called “cone beams”), provide precise and comprehensive 3D pictures of…

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How to Treat a Cracked Tooth?

how to treat a cracked tooth

As much as you may try to avoid cavities and stick to your oral hygiene routine, life happens. Unconscious behaviors like teeth grinding, unexpected incidents like biting down on a nutshell or olive pit, and sporting accidents are just a few examples of trauma that can lead to cracking a tooth. A cracked tooth is…

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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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What Can I Eat After A Root Canal?

what can I eat after a root canal

If a root canal is in your near future, you probably have questions about what to expect. No doubt you are eager to move on with your life without the pain that led to you needing a root canal in the first place. You can set yourself up for a smooth and successful recovery by…

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5 Myths About Root Canals

myths about root canals

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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What Can Be Done When a Tooth Breaks

what can be done when a tooth breaks

Many people have nightmares about dental emergencies. Hopefully, you will never experience one, but a little knowledge can save your teeth if you do. To start, learn about what can be done when a tooth breaks. Please note this article is purely for educational purposes. Knowing a few basics can empower you to seek quality…

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Does A Cracked Tooth Need To Be Pulled?

does a cracked tooth need to be pulled

Sometimes patients ask, “Does a cracked tooth need to be pulled?” If you recently learned you have a cracked tooth, you may feel anxious about losing the tooth. However, if you see an endodontist, you may not have to lose that tooth after all! Please remember this article is strictly educational and not intended to…

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