Why Do Root Canals Fail?

why do root canals fail

Key Takeaways: Incomplete Removal of Infection: Why do root canals fail? One reason is if all infected tissue and bacteria isn’t entirely removed during the initial procedure. However, this is not the only cause of failure. Root Canal Treatments: Another cause is the complex anatomy of some teeth, which can make root canals challenging. Advanced…

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Cost of a Root Canal: What You Need To Know

cost of a root canal

Key Takeaways: Signs and Importance of Root Canals: A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at removing infected or inflamed pulp from a tooth. Symptoms indicating the need for a root canal include severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling or tenderness in the gums, and tooth discoloration. Cost of a Root…

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Exploring the Latest Techniques in Modern Endodontics

modern endodontics

Key Takeaways: Advances in Endodontic Techniques: Modern endodontics employs cutting-edge procedures and technologies such as digital radiography, ultrasonic irrigation, and laser-assisted endodontics to increase precision, efficiency, and success rates during treatments. These innovations have transformed root canal therapy by making it less invasive. Types of Endodontic Therapy: Endodontic therapy refers to various procedures designed to…

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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

Key Takeaways: Early Post-Treatment Care: Immediately after a root canal, your mouth will likely be numb from anesthesia. It’s crucial to avoid biting your cheek or tongue accidentally. Recommended Foods: During recovery, focus on soft, nutritious foods that won’t irritate your mouth or cause discomfort. Examples include scrambled eggs, yogurt with soft fruit, mashed potatoes,…

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