Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Procedures on the Island of Oahu
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected.
To preserve the tooth and to eliminate the inflamed pulp or infection, come in for an endodontic treatment. When you visit our office, our professional team can examine and evaluate the health of your tooth. Once your exam is completed, our endodontists can recommend if prompt treatment is needed. Our team of endodontists at Hawaii Endodontics can conveniently render this service for you at our Honolulu, HI; Kailua, HI; and Pearlridge, HI locations.
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Root Canal Retreatment
One root canal treatment will address most patient cases and will last as long as other natural teeth. Some will occasionally need a second treatment. The overwhelming reason why your original root canal procedure may need to be retreated is because of persistent bacteria within the tooth. The following are potential causes for persistent bacteria inside the tooth:
The permanent restoration was not placed in a timely fashion, which re-contaminated the tooth due to leakage from saliva.
The natural tooth structure became decayed and allowed communication of bacteria with the root canal system.
Previously undetected canal space was not originally treated.
Previously treated canal space was not cleaned sufficiently.
Our team of endodontists at Hawaii Endodontics can determine if retreatment is necessary and conveniently render this service for you at our Honolulu, HI; Kailua, HI; and Pearlridge, HI locations.
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Fractures or cracks in a tooth initiate as a direct result from forces placed on a tooth. This can be from normal eating or habits such as excessive grinding or clenching. There are many types of fractures - from superficial minor craze lines to deep cracks rendering the tooth non-salvageable. Patients who have such pathology may experience pain while chewing with or without temperature sensitivity. Sometimes patients may experience no pain at all. In any event, it will require accurate diagnostic skills in order to determine if your cracked tooth can be saved based on the extent of the fracture.
Our team of endodontists at Hawaii Endodontics can diagnose accurately and conveniently render root canal procedures for you at our Honolulu, HI; Kailua, HI; and Pearlridge, HI locations.
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