Untreated Tooth Decay Might Need a Root Canal

Once a cavity sets into one of your teeth, it can quickly spread to compromise the surrounding tooth enamel. Given time the decay might even penetrate deep into the tooth, causing decay and infection in the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth If you’ve been ignoring a bad cavity, you should serious call Dr…. Read more »

What Happens During a Root Canal Microsurgery?

As you probably know, there are a few things you should do to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Similarly, you probably know that there are a few things you should have addressed by your dentist. For instance, you may need to have a cavity filled or may even need root canal therapy—but sometimes, a… Read more »

A Root Canal Can Restore a Badly Damaged Tooth

Having a tooth damaged in an athletic injury, or other accident can cause significant pain and oral trauma. When the pain persists after the initial shock has passed, it often means the pulp, or root of the tooth was also damaged. In a case like this Dr. will likely need to perform a root canal… Read more »

Tooth Sensitivity may require a Root Canal

Do you have a tooth that’s been bugging you for a while? If so, it’s not something you should ignore. The longer you put it off, the higher the likelihood is that you’ll need to have a root canal. Tooth sensitivity is usually the first indication of tooth decay, and if left untreated, it can… Read more »

Endodontists Can Restore a Decayed Tooth

Tooth decay that has gone unchecked and unresolved in a timely manner, can often advance deep into the pulp, root, or nerve of a tooth. When this happens, it poses a significant threat to your oral health. Left unresolved the decay can turn into a serious infection in the root and even form a dangerous… Read more »

Restore a Deeply Fractured Tooth

The enamel on each of your teeth is very strong. At the same time, it’s possible for something like a blow to the face or other impact to impart enough force to deeply fracture the tooth. Sometimes this fracture can penetrate beyond the enamel layer, to damage the deep internal structures of the tooth. This… Read more »

My Root Canal Failed–What Now?

Root canal therapy is used to remedy a variety of situations, including extensive tooth decay, damage, and infection. This process has a high rate of success, and results typically last a lifetime. But sometimes, pain or infection return to the affected tooth, months or even years later. What can then be done? Root canal therapy… Read more »

Endodontic Therapy to Restore a Tooth with an Infected Root

If one of your teeth has suffered from advanced tooth decay and has not been repaired, the decay can extend deep into the tooth. Decay in the pulp or root of a tooth can cause a serious infection as well as pain. If it isn’t dealt with immediately it could even form an abscess in… Read more »

What Is an Apicoectomy?

If you have a toothache, it may be caused by an abscessed tooth. This is when the root of the tooth becomes infected, usually from damage or decay to the tooth. Left to its own devices, abscesses can eventually cause the loss of the tooth. The standard treatment for abscesses is root canal treatment. But… Read more »

Understanding Tooth Structure

The structure of your teeth is not uniform. Every one of your teeth has multiple layers each with its own characteristic and shape, depending on the tooth’s locations in your mouth. The outermost layer of a tooth, what you can see in the mirror is the enamel. This is made from a hard mineral crystal… Read more »