Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth. Dr. Peek explains it to be very similar to a filling, just a little longer.
If you would like to read more about root canal treatment, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the AAE website.
Canals may need to be retreated because the initial treatment wasn’t successful, or because a new problem has emerged. Letting Dr. Peek diagnose your case and explain its probable outcome will give you comfort in understanding what is going on.
If you would like to read more about root retreatments, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the AAE website.
Sometimes doing a root canal through your tooth just isn’t the right treatment option. During endodontic surgery, Dr. Peek removes the actual root tip and associated infection around your tooth.
If you would like to read more about endodontic surgery, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the AAE website.
Dr. Peek has seen, photographed, and spoken on every type of cracked or fractured tooth. He is the expert and will explain every possible outcome and show you what your tooth looks like with pictures so that you, the patient, can make an informed decision.
Dr. Peek just does root canals; all day every day. He loves what he does and is passionate about making sure you understand the service he provides.
If you would like to read more about endodontic specialists, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the AAE website.
Root canal treatment is painful.
Root canal treatment is actually the opposite, it relieves the pain. The perception of root canals being painful began decades ago, but with modern technologies and anesthetics, treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.
Root canal treatment causes other infections.
These myths stem from research done by Dr. Price in the 1920s. Research was able to discredit his findings in the 1930s and root canals have been supported and reported to be safe by the AAE with appropriate literature since.
I should pull my tooth instead of getting a root canal.
Nothing can replace your natural tooth. As long as your tooth is protected with a final restoration and crown after root canal treatment, it should last you as long as you brush it and take care of it.