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Online Dental Education Library

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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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...

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...

The Right Treatment for Your Child's Injured Tooth Increases its Survival
...For an older tooth, a root canal treatment might be in order...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...If the injury extends into the tooth’s inner pulp tissue, root canal treatment will be needed...

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...

Treating a Young, Permanent Tooth Requires a Different Approach
...For example, a decayed adult tooth may need a root canal treatment; but this standard treatment would often be the wrong choice for a child’s tooth...

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...

Take Steps to Save an Incoming Tooth's Place to Avoid a Poor Bite
... Depending on the state of your child's jaw development, it may be advisable to attempt saving the tooth through a filling or, in the case of deep decay, a modified root canal treatment...