An Endodontist May Be Needed to Treat a Traumatized Tooth

Household accidents and sports injuries can harm your mouth just like any other part of your body. When a tooth suffers significant trauma the pain and discomfort can be severe. In a situation like this, you turn to the specialist treatment offered by a trained endodontist. Here at Dr. Stephen T. McInerney’s endodontic clinic in Bingham Farms, Michigan, he can... read more »

A Tooth Suffering from Toothache Pain Often Needs Endodontic Care

When a cavity or distressed filling goes untreated, it can allow tooth decay to penetrate deep into the tooth. As this happens, you will likely feel increasing sensitivity, discomfort, or a persistent toothache. In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking endodontic care at Dr. Stephen T. McInerney’s clinic. In a short amount of time, he can... read more »

A Root Canal Might Be Needed to Treat a Badly Infected Tooth

When bacteria attack a weakened tooth, the resulting decay can often spread quickly. This can cause heightened sensitivity, a significant dental fracture, or even persistent pain. If you are able to ignore these symptoms, or a dental phobia prevents you from seeking treatment, the problem is likely to escalate. In time, the tooth decay can penetrate the root of the... read more »

Endodontic Therapy Might Be Needed to Treat a Badly Damaged Tooth

While most schools and athletic associations enforce the use of mouthguards during rigorous athletics, there are still many hobbyists that are unaware of dental threats. Certain activities like rock climbing, extreme sports and rafting can cause a blow to the face. If you aren’t wearing a quality mouthguard in these moments, it can cause severe trauma to one of your... 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 tissues in the pulp core... 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 condition, you might need to... 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 tooth enamel could gradually trap... 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 canal therapy? Listed below are... 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 so much of the existing... read more »