dental dam used in dentistry

When you have an endodontic procedure, and the practitioner applies a dental dam used in dentistry to your mouth, you benefit from a decades’ old method of protection for you and the dental professional. This small piece of material has numerous advantages when used correctly. In fact, in 2017, the American Association of Endodontists put…

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gentlewave root canal procedure

If a dentist recommends you for a root canal, understand that it will keep you from losing the tooth. Plus, with upgraded techniques, such as the GentleWave root canal procedure that we offer here at Ballantyne Endodontics, you can get a high-tech alternative to traditional root canals that provides the following benefits to patients and…

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Tooth injury symptoms

Tooth injuries are not always as obvious as a missing or dislodged tooth. Injury may occur in portions of the tooth that you cannot see. To avoid losing your tooth permanently, or if you are worried from your Cracked or Chipped Tooth, know the most common tooth injury symptoms, and what to do when they…

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causes of tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is all too common for many adults. Often patients ask, “What are the main causes of tooth sensitivity?” We hope this guide will open your eyes to some of the most common causes. Please keep in mind that it isn’t a substitute for seeing a dentist. Some of these causes are serious and…

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surgically clean air

During these uncertain times, we all breathe a little easier with Surgically Clean Air. People are more aware than ever of the air they breathe and share with others thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak. Even in the best of times, many people dread spending time in a dental waiting room. We like to defy those…

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how do you treat an abscessed tooth

Sometimes patients ask, “how do you treat an abscessed tooth?” If you are asking that question, we hope this post will be reassuring. With prompt, professional care, a dental professional or endodontist can effectively treat an abscessed tooth. Any painful dental concern requires professional care, and this blog post is no substitute. It isn’t intended…

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dental implant vs root canal

Sometimes patients must make a choice between a dental implant vs root canal. We hope this guide makes the choice a little easier. Both of these specialized procedures require skilled dental professionals. Your first step will be a visit to your dentist or an endodontist for a thorough examination. The purpose of a root canal…

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root canal anxiety

You know the show The King of Queens – lovable goof Doug and his sassy wife, Carrie, living in New York. On one particular episode, Doug was dreading his upcoming root canal treatment and then suspecting his dentist of being intentionally rough because of his romantic feelings for Carrie. A hilarious take on an otherwise…

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