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Distinguishing Features of Irreversible Pulpitis

Pulpitis is the term used to refer to the inflammation of dental pulp tissue and is manifested through a toothache. Pulpitis is caused by bacteria entering the pulp tissue through cavities in the teeth. There are two main types of pulpitis; reversible and irreversible. The type of pulpitis will determine the type of treatment administered.…

Celebrating Our Mothers

  WE WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE an important figure in all of our lives—our mothers! We’re grateful for all of the time, attention, and care our mothers provide for us throughout our upbringing and beyond. The positive impact they have is immeasurable and we want to express what they mean to us this…

Here’s What a Root Canal Really Is

Although root canals often conjure up images of discomfort, loud drills, and a patient clinging to the dental chair for dear life, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Root canals are very common and completely pain-free thanks to Dr. Zand’s ability to get your anesthesia just right. Root canals aren’t painful. In fact,…

Why You Should Visit An Endodontist

Most of us stop in to see our general dentist twice a year, that friendly professional who greets us with a smile and chides us about our inadequacies in oral hygiene while encouraging us to do better. These individuals focus on the exterior of the teeth and gums, doing their best to protect us from…

Endodontic Surgery: Healing Your Teeth From The Inside Out

While regular dental visits will ensure that the exterior of your teeth and gums are properly taken care of, especially when combined with proper dental hygiene, when decay and gum disease go beyond the surface endodontic surgery may be necessary. Endodontic surgery includes procedures that work on the interior of the teeth, hence “endodontic”, a…

Regenerative Endodontics: The Future of Restorations

Every year technology advances a bit more, driving the edge of medical treatment and what is considered possible. Regenerative endodontics is the cutting edge of dental technology, utilizing recent developments that encourage tissue to grow and restore root canals.  This technology means that the health and development of nerves, gums, and the surrounding tissues can…

Your Guide To Root Canals

Root canals often last the lifetime of their recipients, knowledge which often brings a sigh of relief to those anticipating receiving one. However, like any medical procedure, it’s possible for things to go wrong. Teeth healing improperly can lead to the root canal site becoming reinfected and causing significant pain again. While this can happen…

Tooth and Nerve Pain

Tooth pain can take a number of forms, ranging from vicious stabbing pain to a dull throbbing ache that can make eating a chore rather than a delight for the senses. While identifying those foods that cause sensitivity can help you manage the issue, the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing are signs of a deeper…