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Frequently Asked Questions


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Root Canals


  1. What is endodontic treatment?
  2. Why would I need an endodontic procedure?
  3. What are the signs of needing endodontic treatment?
  4. How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?
  5. Will I feel pain during or after the procedure?
  6. What is an Endodontic Procedure?
  7. How much will the procedure cost?
  8. Will the tooth need any special care or additional treatment after endodontic treatment?
  9. What causes an endodontically treated tooth to need additional treatment?
  10. Can all teeth be treated endodontically?
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Root Canals Myths


  1. Myth #1 - Root canal treatment is painful.
  2. Myth #2 - Root canal treatment causes illness.
  3. Myth #3 - A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction (pulling the tooth).
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Endodontic Surgery


  1. Why would I need endodontic surgery?
  2. What is an apicoectomy?
  3. Are there other types of endodontic surgery?
  4. Will the procedure hurt?
  5. Can I drive myself home?
  6. When can I return to my normal activities?
  7. Does insurance cover endodontic surgery?
  8. How do I know the surgery will be successful?
  9. What are the alternatives to endodontic surgery?
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Endodontic Retreatment


  1. Why do I need another endodontic procedure?
  2. What will happen during retreatment?
  3. Is retreatment the best choice for me?
  4. How much will the procedure cost?
  5. What are the alternatives to retreatment?
  6. What are the alternatives to endodontic retreatment and/or endodontic surgery?
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Cracked Teeth


  1. How do I know if my tooth is cracked?
  2. Why does a cracked tooth hurt?
  3. How will my cracked tooth be treated?
  4. After treatment for a cracked tooth, will my tooth completely heal?
  5. What can I do to prevent my teeth from cracking?
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