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Endodontics Overview

Endodontic treatments can simply help save your natural teeth, preventing the need for options such as dental implants or dental bridges. If you experience any problems such as fractures or hidden canals, you may find the solution through endodontics.

Many people are told that they either need an extraction or a surgical procedure, called an apicoectomy to fix a failing root canal. With 3D radiographs, microscopes and extensive experience in re-treatments, additional options are available here at Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic.


Do I Need Endo Treatment?

If you have a tender or swollen gum, a tooth that’s painful especially when touched, a painful bite, severe temperative sensitivity or swelling around your tooth, attending a dentist with special interest in Endodontics may be the option for you. Through providing timely, efficient and responsive care our Dr Brian Vaughan may be able to save your offending tooth.

Symptoms that indicate that you may need to see Dr Brian Vaughan:

  • Throbbing toothache
  • Pain when chewing
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold liquids
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swelling of lymph nodes in your neck
  • Facial swelling with fever

Dr. Vaughan at Boyne Dental & Implant Clinic is dedicated to treating conditions that affect the tooth root and the interior portion of the tooth (in fact, “endo” means “inside” or “interior”). Some procedures performed by Dr Vaughan include root canal therapy, root canal re-treatment, internal tooth bleaching (or whitening) and apicectomies – all treatments that can help preserve teeth and restore integrity, strength and structure to a tooth.

Root canals are the most common procedure performed by Dr Vaughan and because he has extensive training in the latest techniques, if you need a root canal, seeing Dr Vaughan can ensure you get the best possible results.

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