5 signs need a root canal

5 Signs I Need a Root Canal

November 10, 2022

Inside each tooth is a space called the pulp chamber that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. If a tooth’s soft pulp becomes infected or inflamed due to deep decay, chips, cracks, trauma, or repeated dental procedures, root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth and restore its function. The endodontic treatment involves…

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Chalk drawing of a tooth with medical term apicoectomy.

Why Would You Need an Apicoectomy?

October 13, 2022

If tooth pain does not respond to a root canal treatment, your trusted team at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics may recommend a procedure known as an apicoectomy. The goal is to relieve your discomfort, save the affected tooth, and restore your healthy smile.  What Is an Apicoectomy? On rare occasions, root canal therapy…

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Preventing Root Canal

How Do I Avoid the Need for a Root Canal?

September 30, 2022

You’d be surprised at how comfortable a root canal can be at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics. The endodontic procedure is an excellent solution to alleviate pain and save damaged teeth, maintaining your healthy smile. However, prevention is always better than cure. Here’s a look at the best ways to avoid the need for…

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Dental tool with model in dental care concept.

What Types of Procedures Do Endodontists Perform?

June 7, 2022

Endodontists are highly trained dental specialists who complete dental school and an additional two to three years of education. They specialize in treating problems involving the inner “tooth pulp,” which houses blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. Our acclaimed endodontists at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics are proud to offer a range of endodontic…

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What Happens if I Don’t Get a Needed Root Canal Treatment?

What Happens if I Don’t Get a Needed Root Canal Treatment?

May 6, 2022

Root canal therapy continues to save millions of teeth worldwide each year. Despite its stigma, the relatively comfortable procedure relieves pain rather than causing it and allows you to enjoy a healthy, functional smile. What Is a Root Canal Treatment? Inside each tooth is a space called the pulp chamber containing blood vessels, nerves, and…

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Root canal treatment process.

What Is Endodontic Retreatment?

April 11, 2022

Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure designed to relieve tooth pain and restore damaged teeth. With a 95 percent success rate, root canals save millions of teeth worldwide each year. However, a tooth may not heal properly in some rare cases, causing continued pain. The good news is that endodontic retreatment will help promote…

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Is a Root Canal Treated Tooth Susceptible to Decay?

Is a Root Canal Treated Tooth Susceptible to Decay?

March 17, 2022

A root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure that saves millions of damaged teeth each year. With meticulous care, a treated tooth can last a lifetime. The question many of our patients have is whether a tooth continues to be susceptible to decay after a root canal. Why Would You Require Root Canal Therapy? Inside…

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What Is a Dental Cone Beam CT Scan?

What Is a Dental Cone Beam CT Scan?

February 16, 2022

At Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics, we’re committed to providing our valued patients with the highest level of care and service. One of the ways we do that is by investing in the latest dental technology, including 3D imaging. Our cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) system enables us to capture radiographic images with unmatched accuracy…

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Do I Need Antibiotics Before an Endodontic Treatment?

Do I Need Antibiotics Before an Endodontic Treatment?

January 11, 2022

At Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics, we sometimes recommend antibiotics before an endodontic treatment, a practice known as antibiotic prophylaxis. We do so, when needed, to eliminate existing infections and prevent new, potentially serious ones from developing. Our team will evaluate your unique needs and determine whether an antibiotics regimen before treatment is right…

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What Happens If a Root Canal Alone Cannot Save a Tooth?

What Happens If a Root Canal Alone Cannot Save a Tooth?

December 10, 2021

If a root canal treatment alone cannot save a tooth, your trusted team and Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics is here to help. We may recommend an alternative endodontic procedure known as an apicoectomy or root-end surgery to save the affected tooth and relieve you of your pain and discomfort. Why Would a Root…

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