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 must be sealed or the... 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 inflamed or infected.  This can... 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 healthy root remains undamaged, your... 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 prevent this from happening, your... read more »

How Does Tobacco Affect the Health of Your Mouth?

You probably know that smoking can have a negative impact on your overall health, but did you know that tobacco use can also have an impact on your oral health? Sadly, issues resulting from tobacco use can actually be quite severe. Smoking leads to bad breath and stained teeth. If your teeth are yellowed, our team can help you with... read more »

What Can You Eat After Root Canal Therapy?

Have you heard that root canal therapy can save a tooth with a damaged center? If you decide avoid root canal therapy, the damaged tooth could eventually die and even fall out. Once you have root canal therapy, how should you continue to care for your teeth? More specifically, do you know what you should do—or avoid doing—to help your... read more »

A Severely Decayed Tooth Might Need a Root Canal

When tooth decay goes untreated, the problem can spread throughout and within the tooth. If the decay penetrates the dentin layer, you might experience pain and heightened sensitivity. If it penetrates the pulp or root of the tooth, it could cause significant pain and could even lead to a dangerous infection in the gums. In a case like this, Dr.... read more »

A Badly Damaged Tooth

Teeth are very strong because your tooth enamel is extremely hard. However, there are still situations when a hard blow to the face can severely fracture, crack or damage a tooth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard. In some instances, the trauma to the tooth can be so severe that... read more »

Untreated Tooth Decay Might Need Endodontic Therapy

Even a small cavity has the ability to spread quickly throughout the tooth enamel. In time, it can even start to penetrate deep into the tooth to cause decay in the pulp and root. It could even lead to a very serious abscess infection within your gums. To treat a tooth suffering from severe, untreated tooth decay, your endodontist, Dr.... read more »