Services 2020-06-05T18:26:39+00:00

Quality, not Quantity

Dr. Smith specializes in endodontic (root canal) therapy. He has a mid-upper 90% success rate and offers care to all ages, including pediatric, maternity*, special needs, and more. We proudly offer conscious sedation, nitrous-oxide (laughing gas), and pediatric sedation*!

Dr. Smith is known for his gentle touch and great bedside manner. We’re determined to administer treatment with the most gentle approach possible while our patient’s enjoy a spa-like environment and waterfront view. We believe in taking a conservative and minimally invasive approach.

We are available for emergency services and offer same day treatments. Our goal is to relieve patient’s from pain as soon as possible, with exceptional service, and using only the highest quality materials. Our low costs have not changed in over a decade. We believe in quality, not quantity.

Endodontics Services

Root Canal Therapy 2018-05-02T21:54:41+00:00

Root canal therapy is a type of dental procedure that has been around for some time. In fact, it is one of the most frequently performed dental procedures in the country. Nearly 15 million people each and every year have this type of procedure performed as a way to save their natural teeth. Most importantly, by having root canal therapy, an individual can avoid the expense and complexity of dental implants or bridges.

Endodontic Treatment 2018-05-02T21:54:46+00:00

Another way of describing root canal therapy is by using the term endodontic treatment. As described in the root canal therapy section, endodontic treatment involves, in most cases, entering the center of the tooth through the crown to access the pulp. Once diseased or injured pulp has been removed, a stable material is added along with thorough disinfection to ensure that infection does not occur. To learn more read the section titled root canal therapy.

Endodontic Retreatment 2018-05-02T21:54:54+00:00

While the success rate for endodontic treatment is considered very high, there are certain instances and cases where pain may persist long after the initial treatment has been completed. This is when endodontic retreatment may be required. For example, if a cracked or loosened restoration exposes the tooth to a new infection, retreatment may be necessary. This type of procedure may also be required when new trauma exists, thus exposing the root canal filling material and thereby resulting in infection.

Cracked Teeth 2018-05-02T21:54:58+00:00

There are a number of symptoms that are indicative of a cracked tooth. For example, sensitivity to temperature and pressure as well as pain associated with chewing may all indicate that a tooth could indeed be cracked. Another common symptom of a cracked tooth is that of pain that is irregular or sporadic. When a tooth has become cracked, chewing can cause cracked pieces of the tooth to move and shift. When this happens pain is often experienced.

Apicoectomy 2018-05-02T21:55:03+00:00

Endodontic surgery or apicoectomy involves the specialist making an incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone as well as the surrounding tissue that may have become inflamed. During the surgery, damaged tissue is carefully removed along with any damaged or injured root. In most situations, only the root tip must be removed. The next step involves replacing any part of the tooth root that has been removed with a suitable filling material. Full function is restored once the bone surrounding the root has had time to heal and regenerate.

Traumatic Tooth Injuries 2018-05-02T21:55:08+00:00

Traumatic tooth injuries can take many forms. For example, dislodged teeth caused by impact events can result in teeth being pushed back into their sockets in a painful and unnatural way. When this happens, it is necessary to stabilize and reposition the teeth in order to effect recovery and healing. Root canal therapy is typically required and started within just a few weeks to ensure a successful outcome. In other instances, a tooth may be forced out of the socket requiring a similar type of procedure. Depending on the health of the pulp, root canal treatment may or may not be required.

Injuries To Children’s Teeth 2018-05-02T21:55:12+00:00

Another type of condition that is considered a traumatic tooth injury is when a child loses a permanent tooth and is known as apexogenesis. This procedure is design to help the root continue its development as the pulp heals. The apex, which is also known as the tip of the root continues to grow over time, as the child gets older. This is important because it allows the walls of the root canal to then thicken naturally. The more mature the root becomes the greater likelihood that the tooth will be saved.

Sedation 2018-05-02T21:55:16+00:00

Sedation associated with endodontic treatment can take a number of forms. For example, some patients may have the option of receiving Nitrous Oxide (N2O) or laughing gas as it is sometimes called. This type of sedation causes extreme relaxation allowing the patient to become calm and euphoric. Local anesthesia is also used in conjunction with this type of sedation to provide for minimal discomfort or pain. While local anesthesia provides a barrier to pain, Nitrous Oxide (N2O) is instrumental in allowing the patient to have reduced levels of anxiety along with beneficial analgesic effects.

Digital Radiography 2018-05-02T21:55:21+00:00

Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing which in turn is environmentally friendly and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images. Also, less radiation can be used to produce an image of similar contrast to conventional radiography. This reduces radiation exposure by 90%.

Microscope 2018-05-02T21:55:27+00:00

Our office is equipped with the latest in microscopic technology. It is used for blocked canals, calcified canals, and separated instruments. The microscope helps provide a visualization of the problem beyond the ability of the human eye so that Dr. Smith can correct the problem instantly.

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