Endodontics

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,…

What exactly does an endodontist do?

What is an Endodontist and what do they do? An endodontist refers to a dentist who specializes in keeping teeth healthy through endodontic treatments – those that affect the interior of a tooth, along with its soft tissue (pulp). “Endo” means interior and “odontic” refers to teeth. Endodontists are specialists and bring extensive training in…

Root Canal Retreatment

Root canal retreatment is a procedure used to clean the canals of a tooth that have already been subject to a root canal. Although most root canals are successful the first time, there are many reasons why a retreatment may be necessary.

Endodontic Surgery

It’s possible that a nonsurgical root canal procedure won’t be enough to save your tooth and that your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate small fractures or hidden canals previously undetected on X-rays during the initial treatment.

Cracked Teeth

Whether your tooth cracks from an injury or general wear and tear, you can experience a variety of symptoms ranging from erratic pain when you chew your food to sudden pain when your tooth is exposed to very hot or cold temperatures. In many cases, the pain may come and go and your dentist may have difficulty locating the tooth causing the discomfort. If you experience these symptoms or suspect a cracked tooth, it’s best to see an endodontist as soon as possible.

Regenerative Endodontics

Regenerative endodontics is one of the most exciting developments in dentistry today and endodontists are at the forefront of this cutting-edge research. Regenerative endodontics uses the concept of tissue engineering to restore the root canals to a healthy state, allowing for continued development of the root and surrounding tissue. Endodontists’ knowledge in the fields of pulp biology, dental…

Endodontic First Visit

Your first visit to an endodontist lays the foundation for your future treatment. It will consist of a thorough review of your medical and dental history, as well as an evaluation of your symptoms. During your visit, your endodontist may review existing x-rays or request additional x-rays and 3D imaging to make an accurate diagnosis.…

Endodontic Post-Op Questions

If you are undergoing a procedure or operation, you will be given a set of post-operative instructions to abide by in the hours, days, and weeks after your treatment. Following these instructions is essential to preventing infections in surgical sites, protecting restorations, and minimizing the possibility of experiencing complications. Postoperative instructions vary from procedure to…