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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What to do if your tooth breaks

Even if you take good care of your teeth, accidents happen! Teeth can unfortunately break. The good news is we can help! Take a moment to learn what to do if your tooth breaks. Honestly, we hope you will never need our guide to what to do if your tooth breaks! But if you do,…

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When one of our patients is experiencing root resorption, sometimes they ask, “So… what is root resorption?” And no wonder! This isn’t something that’s commonly talked about outside of the dental world.  We hope this article helps improve your awareness of oral health. We believe an informed patient is an empowered patient. Of course, nothing…

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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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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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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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Digital imaging in endodontics

As you’re hopping in the car for a road trip, what’s one of the first things you do? We’re guessing you plug in your destination on your GPS. Well, when we’re performing endodontic treatment, high-quality images serve as our road map. They guide your endodontist’s mission to restore your wellbeing and oral health. Digital imaging…

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