This is a brief overview of some of the services our endodontic practice offers.
Diagnosis of Dental Pain
As an endodontist, Dr. Dunlap has the training and experience at diagnosing the source of dental pain. He will be able to differentiate between pain caused by your tooth and other facial pain.
Nonsurgical Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy involves the removal of the infected or inflamed nerve tissue, cleaning the inside of the canals, and properly filling & sealing the canal space.
Nonsurgical Root Canal Retreatment
Although the majority of endodontically treated teeth can last just as long as your natural teeth with good hygiene and regular checkups, there are some root canals that can become reinfected and do not heal properly. By retreating the root canal, it gives the tooth a second chance for healing.
Surgical Root Canal Treatment
Surical root canal treatment, also known as an apicoectomy, is performed when non-surgical root canal therapy and/or retreatment were unsuccessful.
Everyone has cracks in their teeth. The severity can differ depending on the amount of "trauma" teeth endure. Habits such as clenching, grinding, or chewing on hard objects can make teeth more prone to cracking. Depending on the severity, root canal therapy may be needed.
Knocked-out or Avulsed teeth
Even if a tooth is completely removed from its socket, it can be successfully re-implanted (if done in a timely manner). Teeth may also be severly broken or moved during a traumatic injury.
These teeth may require root canal treatment to help with a successful outcome, so please see your dentist as soon as possible.