Archive for July, 2015
Microsurgery: Better than Ever Before
Over the last 10-15 years, the field of endodontics has changed dramatically with considerable improvements in particular in the area of endodontic surgery! In fact, studies have shown that the traditional method of apicoectomy was fifty percent less successful than the current microsurgical success rate. Why? The most important reason for the increased success rate […]
It’s Alive! Your Tooth, that is!
People often wonder, “How does a tooth get to the point of infection?” It’s a common misconception that teeth are not alive. That belief leads to confusion about how teeth become infected. Because you can’t “feel” the part that you can see (the crown), many people think that their teeth are not alive. Yet, the […]
Endodontic Retreatment: When Root Canals Fail
As with any dental or medical procedure, occasionally, endodontic treatment does not live up to its expected results and the root has to undergo retreatment. You may have noticed pain in the tooth or you may have no pain at all. Either way, with detailed imaging, we can see when root canal therapy has failed […]