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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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Can You Whiten Traumatized Teeth?
...Your tooth may need root canal treatment or may have already had root canal treatment in the past...

Root Canal Pain — Do You Know The Symptoms?
... To begin with, let's define what root canal treatment is as well as the field of dentistry that specializes in it...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
... Exactly what is root canal treatment...

Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile
...Internal staining can also be the result of root canal treatments, large fillings, too much of a good thing, like fluoride — or just plain aging...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
...Bone loss can also be limited by retaining the roots of teeth that had previous root canal treatment, even when the crowns must be removed...

Need a Root Canal? Fear Not!
Perhaps you or someone you know has been told they will need root canal treatment...

Top 5 Reasons Not to Delay Getting a Root Canal
... Root Canal Treatment Alleviates Pain...

Does Root Canal Treatment Last Forever?
Perhaps you’ve been told that you need to have root canal treatment in order to save one or more of your teeth...

Acute Tooth Pain may be Signaling Your Need for Root Canal Treatment
... That’s the main purpose of a root canal treatment — to rescue a tooth whose pulp (an area of tissue and nerve bundles inside the tooth) has died from trauma or ravaged by a bacterial infection that continues to progress up into the bone via the root canals...

The Time Interval to Replant a Knocked Out Tooth Can Affect its Longevity
...With a subsequent root canal treatment (to remove dead tissue from the inner tooth pulp and seal it from infection), it’s possible the tooth can survive for at least a few years, plenty of time to plan for a dental implant or similar tooth replacement...

Severe Dental Injuries May Require Endodontic Treatment
...A mature, permanent tooth with pulp damage, for example, may require a root canal treatment...

Fast Food Chains Take One Small Step for Kids' Teeth
...But if you do suspect tooth decay, don’t delay treatment: Left alone, decay bacteria can infect the inner pulp of the tooth, resulting in severe pain, inflammation, and possibly the need for root canal treatment...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

A Second Root Canal Treatment May Help Save an Endangered Tooth
When decay spreads to the tooth’s inner pulp, a root canal treatment may be necessary to save it...

Royal Treatment for a Damaged Tooth
...And they’re used following root canal treatments, which treat infected pulp at the center (canal) of a tooth root by removing the pulp and replacing it with an inert, rubber-like material...

Complex Mouth Conditions Call for Dental Specialties
...While your general dentist can perform basic root canal treatments, an endodontist has the added knowledge and equipment to treat more difficult cases...

Find and Treat the Actual Source of Tooth Pain to Relieve it
...An infected tooth often requires a root canal treatment to clean out the pulp and root canals of dead or infected tissue, fill them with a special filling, and seal and crown the tooth to prevent future infection...

Crowns Could be the 'Smile' Solution for Some Unattractive Teeth
... Following Root Canal Treatment...

Do you need Simple Tooth Removal or Surgery? It Depends on a few Factors
...If the roots themselves are unhealthy and brittle from previous injury or a root canal treatment, they can fracture into smaller pieces during removal...

Where - and How - Does it Hurt? Getting to the Source of Tooth Pain
... This usually calls for a root canal treatment for the affected tooth...

Adult Tooth Root Resorption is a Serious Issue that Requires Prompt Action
...If ECR has extended near the tooth’s interior pulp layer, then a root canal treatment may be needed...

A Root Canal Can Stop Tooth Decay and Save Your Tooth
...That intervention is a root canal treatment, a procedure that removes the infection from within the tooth and preserves it from re-infection...

Look at Your Options for Saving a Tooth First Before Replacing it
...A root canal treatment removes the infection from the pulp and root canals and replaces the space with a filling...

Answers to Common Questions About Root Canal Treatments
A root canal treatment is a commonly known but often misunderstood procedure...

An Infected or Injured Primary Tooth Can Be Saved - but it's Complicated
...If it were an adult tooth, the best course might be a root canal treatment: access the pulp, clear out the diseased tissue, and then fill the space with a special filling...

What You Should Know About Veneers for Teenagers
...This increases risk of nerve damage during veneer preparation; if nerve damage occurs, the tooth could ultimately require a root canal treatment to save it...

Don't Fear the Root Canal - it Could Save Your Tooth
Many people consider a root canal treatment to be potentially an unpleasant experience...

Saving a Diseased Primary Tooth Could Mean Better Oral Health Later in Life
...Preserving a decayed primary tooth could include procedures similar to a root canal treatment, commonly used in adult permanent teeth with inner decay...

A Root Canal Treatment may be Your Best Chance to Save a Tooth
...But whatever your preconceptions about it may be, the fact is root canal treatments don’t cause pain — they alleviate it...

What Happens in a Root Canal Treatment and How it Can Save Your Tooth
...But we can stop this advanced decay in its tracks with a procedure called a root canal treatment...

Treating a Child's Tooth Injury May Require Special Consideration
...For example, the primary means for preserving an injured adult tooth is a root canal treatment: damaged or diseased tissue within the pulp, the tooth’s innermost layer, is removed and the empty chamber and root canals filled and sealed to prevent infection...

3 Factors That Could Affect the Success of a Root Canal Treatment
...But tooth decay removal and a root canal treatment can stop advancing decay and resulting infection in its tracks...

A Root Canal Treatment can Save Your Tooth and Relieve Pain
One of the most effective techniques for saving decayed or injured teeth is the root canal treatment...

Catch Root Resorption Early for Best Chances of Saving Your Tooth
...If it has advanced further, we may also need to perform a root canal treatment...

Primary Teeth are Critical to Future Dental Health and Worth Preserving
...If they do become infected, it may be worth the effort to preserve them using procedures similar to a root canal treatment...

3 Tips for Successful, Safe Home Teeth Whitening
...But dental discoloration can also arise from inside a tooth, often because of trauma, tetracycline use, or as a side effect of a root canal treatment...

Tooth Type and Condition can Affect Root Canal Therapy Effectiveness
...If you would like more information on root canal treatment, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A Root Canal Treatment Will Improve Your Health, Not Harm It
...A root canal treatment stops the infection before it goes this far...

Veneers May Not Be the Best Option for Your Teenager's Teeth
...If that happens, the tooth may need a root canal treatment to preserve it...

There's Still Hope for a Re-Infected Tooth After Root Canal Treatment
Most first-time root canal treatments achieve their purpose in saving an internally decayed tooth and extending its life to match those of the patient’s non-decayed teeth...

Get an Early Start Treating Root Resorption Before it's Too Late
...If ECR has spread toward the pulp, the tooth's inner nerve center, we may also need to perform a root canal treatment...

Here's What you Need to Know about a Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is a common procedure performed by dentists and endodontists (specialists for inner tooth problems)...

Why and How to Save a Diseased Tooth
...We may be able to stop decay and save the tooth with a root canal treatment...

3 Reasons a Root Canal Treatment Might Fail and What You Can Do About It
It's not an exaggeration to say the modern root canal treatment has saved millions of teeth over the last century...

Tooth Pain? Here Are Some Possible Causes
...If this is the case, depending on how deep the decay is, you could need a filling to resolve the problem or, if it's more extensive, possibly a root canal treatment to save the affected tooth...

Here's the Scoop on Your Upcoming Root Canal
You might be a bit apprehensive if your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, especially if it's your first...