Endodontic specialists, Dr. C. Michael Larsen and Dr. Todd W. Remmers, study and provide treatment for dental pulp disease that causes tooth pain. They perform a variety of procedures including nonsurgical endodontic “root canal” therapy, endodontic retreatment, microsurgical root canal treatment (apicoectomy), treating cracked teeth, and treating dental trauma.
Drs. Larsen and Remmers are experts in the diagnosis and management of dental pain, one of the most rewarding and satisfying aspects of providing endodontic care. Acute dental pain is defined as pain and/or swelling, caused by various stages of inflammation or infection of the pulpal and/or periapical tissues. The cause of dental pain is generally from caries, deep or defective restorations, or trauma. Patients who manifest severe or referred pain almost always had a previous history of pain with the offending tooth. Approximately 85% of all dental emergencies arise as a result of pulpal or periapical disease causing tooth pain, which would necessitate either extraction or root canal. Read our comprehensive page on Orofacial Tooth Pain.
Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment
Nonsurgical endodontic (root canal) treatment to save a tooth with injured pulp from extraction is one of the most common dental procedures performed that can save your natural teeth. Read our comprehensive page on Nonsurgical Endodontic (Root Canal) Treatment.
Nonsurgical Root Canal Retreatment
Endodontic (root canal) retreatment may be needed when root canal treatment of a tooth fails to heal or when pain continues due to multiple factors. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. Read our comprehensive page on Nonsurgical Endodontic (Root Canal) Retreatment.
Microsurgical Root Canal Treatment – Apicoectomy
Root canals can be very complex, with many tiny branches off the main canal. Sometimes, even after root canal treatment, infected tissue can remain in these branches. This can possibly prevent healing or cause re-infection later. In an apicoectomy, the root tip, or apex, is removed along with the infected tissue. A filling is then placed to seal the end of the root. Read our comprehensive page on Microsurgical Root Canal Treatment – Apicoectomy.
Root Canal Treatment For Children
Young children can lose primary (baby) teeth and even immature permanent teeth when the pulp, the living tissue inside a tooth, becomes infected. This is often the result of trauma or dental caries (tooth decay) and creates a special problem for the child.
An injured immature tooth may need Apexogenesis or Apexification procedure to improve the chances of saving the tooth. Read our comprehensive page on Pediatric Root Canals.
Advanced Endodontic Technology
At Southlake Endodontics, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of endodontic care to our patients by staying on the forefront of endodontic innovation and technology. Read our comprehensive page on Advanced Endodontic Technology.