What is 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 Severely Decayed Tooth Might Require Endodontic Therapy

Even a small cavity can pose a serious threat to your oral health. When an area of tooth decay goes unrepaired for long enough, the bacteria that compromised the tooth enamel can quickly spread deep into the tooth. If the decay penetrates deep enough to affect the pulp or root of the tooth, Dr. might… Read more »

Understanding Endodontic Therapy and Its Applications

Endodontic therapy, more commonly known as a root canal, is a treatment process used to restore a tooth that has had the internal structures compromised or damaged. Your teeth have multiple layers. The outermost layer of tooth enamel is basically a sheath of densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. Damage or decay in this layer of… Read more »

Replacing Cracked Teeth

The enamel on your teeth – the hard surface that makes up the outside of your teeth – is extremely hard. In fact, it’s hard enough that you can chew, bite, and grind hard food. But even though enamel is the hardest substance found in the human body, it’s still subject to failing. Any sort… Read more »

A Broken Tooth Can Be Restored by Endodontic Therapy

Even though your teeth are made from a very hard enamel substance, there are times when an accident, dental emergency or blow to the face can impart enough force to severely damage a tooth. A broken, fractured or cracked tooth often includes damage to the internal structures of the tooth. In extreme cases, the broken… Read more »

A Root Canal Can Restore a Tooth with an Infected or Damaged Root

If you have a tooth that suffers from unaddressed tooth decay that has penetrated deep into the tooth it can cause pain as well as a serious infection in the gums. If it isn’t addressed in short order you could develop an abscess deep in your gums. If this sounds like one of your teeth,… Read more »

What Is an Apicoectomy?

Endodontic procedures become necessary when the deeper root portions of a tooth become infected, often due to a damaged or decayed crown. Often, root canal therapy is sufficient to remove any infected material so that the tooth can heal. But sometimes the infection may still linger in the bony tip of the root. In this… Read more »

Using a Root Canal to Repair and Restore a Deeply Cracked Tooth

Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are things like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a deep crack in the enamel layer of one your teeth. Sometimes these fractures can go deep enough to cause significant… Read more »

Using a Root Canal to Restore a Severely Fractured Tooth

Your tooth enamel is made up of a dense microscopic mineral crystal structure that is very hard and durable. Unfortunately, there are things like a fall or a blow to the face can cause a severe fracture in the enamel layer of one your teeth. Sometimes these fractures can go deep enough to cause significant… Read more »

As Your Age Increases, So Do Your Cavities

Cavities are mostly attributed to children and individuals with poor dental hygiene. However, as you age, your mouth undergoes physical changes that leave it susceptible to cavities. Are you currently experiencing these changes? Youth doesn’t last forever, and neither does the enamel on your teeth. As you get older, that protective layer weakens, allowing plaque… Read more »