Endodontics

Dr Lynda Elliot

Nothing is as good as your natural tooth!

Do everything possible to save your teeth before considering extraction

  • Save Your Tooth

    Save Your Tooth

      Saving your natural tooth should always be your first choice when dental care is needed. Nothing, not even the most advanced bridges and implants, can truly replace your natural tooth. If your dentist recommends extracting your tooth, ask if…

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Root Canal Treatment

    What is endodontic treatment? Endo is the Greek word for inside and odont is Greek for tooth. Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth.…

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  • Root Canal Retreatment

    Root Canal Retreatment

    With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal (endodontic) treatment can last as long as other natural teeth. In some cases, however, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment fails to heal. Occasionally, the tooth becomes painful or…

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  • Endodontic Surgery

    Endodontic Surgery

    To understand endodontic surgery, it helps first to know something about the nonsurgical endodontic procedure, or root canal. Root canal treatment is necessary when the soft inner tissue, or pulp, of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This may happen…

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  • Trauma

    Trauma

    More than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. Both adults and children are at risk. With proper emergency action, a tooth that has been entirely knocked out of its socket often can be successfully replanted and last for…

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  • Post-Op Instructions

    Post-Op Instructions

    Congratulations! By saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you have made a significant step towards better oral health. This guide is intended to answer questions you may have about the post-operative period and to give you information on how…

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