The Basics of Having a Root Canal Treatment

Did you know that the bacteria in a cavity can cause the nerves to die and kill the tooth? Unlike other areas of your body, the teeth can’t regenerate, so if you don’t remove the diseased parts of a tooth being destroyed by plaque and bacteria, it will continue to spread. As this decay attacks the pulp inside of your... read more »

What Happens When Winter Sports Leave You With a Dental Injury?

Winter recreation and sports, such as snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding are popular pastimes for individuals and families this time of year. Wearing a helmet and a mouthguard can go a long way to protecting yourself from oral injury when engaging in these activities, but still, accidents do happen, and when they do, what will you do if you or a... read more »

Do You Know If You Have a Damaged Tooth and What to Do?

If you have a cracked or damaged tooth that needs repairing, our team is here to help! We know that with the right treatment, you can get back to your daily routine without the worries of a damaged smile interrupting your day. Who wants a damaged tooth to prevent keep you from eating a favorite holiday food or drinking your... read more »

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Endodontist

Your toothy smile isn’t just the pretty white crowns that you see when you look in a mirror. Underneath that enamel lives a network of little canals that comprise the living tissue of the tooth, complete with blood vessels and nerves to nourish it and keep it alive. This inner network, known as the pulp is the part of the... read more »

Why You Need to Preserve Your Tooth Pulp

Our goal is to save your natural teeth so that you can keep them for as long as possible. This not only benefits you functionally but aesthetically as well. Keeping your smile intact means your smile stays natural, so you can still eat all your favorite foods, instead of having food restrictions, especially after having certain dental restorations to replace... read more »

The Process of a Root Canal and Other Treatments

When we perform a root canal, you will have had an X-ray to see the shape of the root canals, and we check for infection in the nearby bone. You will receive a local anesthetic and a dam will be placed in the area surrounding the tooth to keep it clean and dry while we work. Then we can access... read more »

How Does Endodontics Affect Your Smile and Your Oral Health?

As endodontic specialists, our job is saving your natural teeth. When you come to us for treatment, you have a greater chance of keeping your teeth and avoiding having to wear false teeth or tooth replacements, such as bridges, implants, or a removable partial denture. If an infected tooth is extracted, you still need to fill the gap left behind... read more »

Oral Health Conditions that May Require a Root Canal Procedure

Are you interested in learning more about root canal treatment and what causes it to need to be performed? Typically, Dr. Andrew Calhoun performs root canal procedure on severely damaged teeth to prevent the need for extraction. There are many dental conditions that could affect your tooth pulp and require root canal treatment in order to preserve the tooth. Root... read more »

Correcting Misconceptions About Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is one of the most commonly misunderstood dental treatments. Because of this, many people are nervous about having this treatment performed on a tooth. To clear the air, Dr. Andrew Calhoun and our team would like to correct some common misconceptions about root canal treatment. Myth 1: Root Canal Therapy Is Painful. The discomfort that people think... read more »

Root Canal Treatment Can Improve Dental Performance

When tooth decay doesn’t receive the treatment it needs, it can lead to further tooth issues that involve the inner structure, developing tooth infection and toothache. It’s important to address these issues before they become severe enough that there is tooth abscess or the tooth needs to be removed. We offer a review of the process of root canal treatment... read more »