A Sports Injury that Traumatizes a Tooth May Need an Endodontic Specialist

If you’re an athlete participating in a contact sport or other vigorous activity, you are at increased risk of injury. This chance only increases if you practice or play without the use of a required mouth guard. If a blow to the face carries enough force to traumatize one or more teeth, you might need… Read more »

A Tooth with Damaged Pulp Might Need Endodontic Care

Your teeth have multiple layers and each of them serves a specific role. The tooth enamel layer is hard enough to allow you to bite and chew foods, while also resisting the bacterial development of tooth decay. The somewhat sensitive dentin layer connects the relationship between the outer layers of the tooth and the softer… Read more »

A Severe Dental Trauma Might Require Endodontic Therapy

Dental trauma can come in several different forms. However, it is most often the result of an accidental hard fall or an unprotected blow to the face. If this causes persistent pain or heightened sensitivity, it likely means that the sensitive internal structures of the tooth have been compromised. To treat a tooth in this… Read more »

Without Treatment, a Dental Fracture Could Promote Cavities

Dental fractures come in a variety of forms and severity. While they can be caused by an oral trauma, such as a blow to the face, they could also be the result of chronic night grinding or a bad habit of using your teeth as tools. When this happens, the microscopic textures in the damaged… Read more »

Do You Know the Basics of Root Canal Therapy?

If you have ever had a root canal treatment, you understand they are not a walk in the park, However, if a tooth that requires a root canal is left unchecked, it can cause serious health issues not only to your mouth but also to your overall health. Do you know the basics of root… Read more »

Endodontic Care Might Be Needed for a Severely Decayed Tooth

Inconsistencies in your oral hygiene routine can allow a cavity to form on one of your teeth. Should you fail to attend your regular dental checkup and cleaning, the problem could go undetected and untreated. This could potentially allow the tooth decay to spread deep enough into the tooth to infect the root or compromise… Read more »

Do You Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are treatments designed to protect your teeth after the pulp of a tooth has been damaged. The pulp is a soft tissue inside a tooth that contains the life force of the tooth, including nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. If it becomes diseased or infected, it must be removed and the tooth… Read more »

Don’t Let a Toothache Destroy Your Smile

How do you know if you might need a root canal treatment? If you are experiencing a persistent toothache, have tooth pain when hot or cold food or drinks touch a tooth, or if your tooth hurts when you bite down or chew your food, these can all be indications that your tooth may be… Read more »

Endodontic Therapy Might Be Needed for an Avulsed Tooth

When a tooth is avulsed or knocked out by a blow to the face or other oral accident, the trauma to the tooth is often severe. In most cases, the root and any remnants of the tooth need to be completely extracted. However, if the tooth is broken off and a significant amount of the… Read more »

Excising an Abscess Can Prevent Septicemia

Left untreated, tooth decay inevitably continues to spread. In time, the bacterial decay can penetrate the pulp and root of the tooth. If the root becomes infected, it can spread into the gums, causing a pocket of infection. This abscess can cause pain and even lead to a dangerous blood infection known as septicemia. To… Read more »