Welcome to Pure Endodontics
A "root canal," or endodontic therapy, is a procedure available to save a tooth that is infected and would otherwise require extraction. There are many reasons that teeth can become infected, including: cavities, previous large fillings, crowns, cracks, trauma and extreme wear.
As occasionally happens with any medical procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected or a new problem can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated. Whenever possible, it is best to save your natural tooth. Retreated teeth can function well for years, even for a lifetime.
The most common surgical procedure that can be performed to save a tooth is called apicoectomy or root-end resection. When inflammation or infection persists in the bony area around the end of your tooth after a root canal procedure, your endodontist may have to perform an apicoectomy.
It is important to not put off a dental visit if you've had a mouth injury, even if the teeth appear to be intact. A cracked tooth is quite dangerous to leave untreated. If you have an obvious cracked tooth or think you may have one due to pain, Dr. Brooke Berson can help restore your tooth to its natural function.
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Dr. Berson is amazing, absolutely gifted! It took her maybe 15 minutes to give me a root canal treatment. I had no pain during or after the treatment. I honestly can't believe how easily and efficiently she fixed my long lasting problem. Thank you so much Dr. Berson! The hand coordination you have should be studied! I doubt it is a skill you can gain in a dental school. Your technique is impeccable!
- Minal C.