Advanced Technology for Root Canals
Are you concerned you may require a root canal and worried about how painful it will be. Great news! At Precision Endodontics, Dr. McCann uses the most advanced technology for root canals to ensure that you are getting top-quality treatment, and a pain-free experience. We even have a dental therapy dog to help comfort those with anxiety. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.
Buffalo Endodontist Using Advanced Technology for Root Canals
This educational video was brought to you by Dr. Aaron McCann, an experienced Buffalo Endodontist specializing in root canals.
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As an experienced Buffalo Endodontist, I am often asked about the latest technology used in root canals.
- One of the first things people notice about our office is the advanced technology that elevates our office well above most others in this area.
- Every procedure is 100% microscopic, so you’ll see surgical microscopes on every ceiling.
- We also have a 3D imaging machine, so if we have a question about your tooth or need more information for an accurate diagnosis, a low radiation CAT can be pulled up on the large monitor beside the dental chair.
- We can go over the image with you, turning your tooth inside out, looking at it three-dimensionally and spinning it around.
- There are very few cases for which we can’t arrive at an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
At Precision Endodontics, we use all of the newest technology to accurately treat your teeth. Contact dedicated Buffalo Endodontist Dr. Aaron McCann for quick service.
Root Canal FAQs
Can a tooth infection cause an infection in my body?
The focal infection theory, which contemplates the possibility that a tooth infection can cause infection in the whole body, is a question that frequently appears online and in discourse at holistic centers.
Systems throughout our bodies are connected, and dental, oral, and periodontal infections can affect other aspects of the body – including heart conditions and diabetes.
Normally, however, a dental infection coming from a tooth is a localized infection. If left untreated, such infection can spread and become more generalized.
How did my tooth get infected in the first place?
One way or another, bacteria found its way inside your tooth and caused infection. There may be a crack in your tooth or you may have had trauma to your tooth. Cavities are caused by bacteria slowly working their way inside the tooth and causing problems. The tooth will become inflamed, and you might have a toothache or sensitivity when you drink ice cold water or eat ice cream or other sweets.
What are the main causes of tooth decay?
Diet and/or hygiene-related habits are the main causes of tooth decay. The best way to prevent tooth decay is to brush your teeth several times a day (with a toothpaste containing fluoride) and to floss one time every day. As much as possible, avoid items such as acidic foods, soft drinks and candy. Foods containing sugar feed bacteria and cause cavities.
Why should I see a dentist after losing a tooth?
If you dislodge a tooth and a dentist or an emergency room staff member replaces it, contact an endodontist within two weeks. The timing is very important because root canal therapy can both save the life of and ensure the health of that tooth.
Why would I need a root canal?
A lot of people ask, “Why can’t I just take an antibiotic and make the infection go away?” If you take an antibiotic, it will help your symptoms go away, but the problem is inside the tooth. The only way to fix the problem is to go inside the tooth with a root canal procedure. We can actually go in and take care of the problem once and for all.
How do I know I have a root canal problem?
The pressure of chewing your food may start to bother you more. Cold temperatures may cause pain, or the heat of your coffee may bother your teeth. Those issues may indicate a root canal problem and, if you notice lumps, or swelling, you should be examined.
Can all teeth be treated with a root canal?
The benefit of seeing an endodontist who specializes in root canal therapy lies in the extra training they undergo. This extensive training enables us to perform endodontic treatments on virtually any tooth. Because we use a microscope to guide every procedure, we can locate canals and highly calcified areas that others might miss. They would, therefore, be unable to complete the same type of treatment and help save your tooth.
How is a root canal repaired if it didn’t heal correctly?
In certain cases, when a prior root canal is not working, we might have to perform an endodontic surgery called an apicoectomy.
If a prior root canal hasn’t healed the way it was expected to, we can do a reverse root canal, remove whatever is unhealthy, and enable the patient to save the tooth.
The major advantage of this procedure is that we can help save the tooth without affecting any of the patient’s restorative work, so they won’t have to revisit their dentist.
What is root canal retreatment?
Most root canal treatments are successful. However, retreatment is sometimes needed. Cases that were done elsewhere are sometimes sent to us for evaluation and help in developing a remedial plan. A root canal procedure that fails is usually attributable to bacteria that remain in the canal or, gradually seep back in and re-infect the tooth.
Can a root canal cause an illness?
A common question currently circulating on the internet concerns the possibility that root canal therapy can cause other medical problems.
We encourage patients to visit the American Academy of Endodontists’ website and read their published paper. It includes hundreds of references – none of which support any such claims. A dental infection is a localized infection which, if not treated, can become a systemic problem. Because the materials we use are inert, the focal infection theory is no cause for concern.
How can a root canal save my tooth?
Because the roots of your teeth are actually like pipes – meaning they’re hollow in the middle – each one has a root canal inside where the nerve and the blood supply are located. When you’re young, the nerves and cells that help teeth form are located there. As you get older, if cavities form, bacteria are able to enter the tooth and cause inflammation or infection. Root canal treatment goes through the tooth into those canals, cleaning, disinfecting, and then sealing them to prevent further issues. Root canal treatment helps save your tooth and keep it healthy.
How much does a root canal cost?
Aside from the anticipated pain of the root canal procedure itself – people are most concerned about the cost. It’s difficult to give exact fees up front because we must first make a diagnosis and determine which tooth is affected. It’s also important to know if there’s been a previous root canal. Are we redoing something, or are we performing a surgery? Although fees vary based on the specifics of your case, the cost of replacing your tooth is usually greater than the cost of helping you save it.
If you have questions about our advanced dental technology, or are considering a root canal, please contact our office to arrange a consultation with our dedicated Buffalo endodontists.