Frequently Asked Questions

How does an Endodontist differ from a Dentist?

An endodontist has an additional 2-3 years of specialized training beyond dental school. Endodontists use the most innovative and advanced technology to treat your tooth pain and save your tooth.

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How soon after my endodontic surgery (apicoectomy) can I eat?

After your endodontic surgery, you can expect numbness to last approximately 1-2 hours. We recommend not eating while you feel numbness, as it may result in biting your tongue, lips, or cheek. We advise you not to eat in the area of your surgical site and to chew on the opposite side of the...

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Does root canal treatment "kill" my tooth?

During a root canal, the pulp (soft center) of the tooth is removed, the tooth is then clean and sealed. Despite this, it still functions the same as a normal tooth. The living connection to the surrounding gums and bone is preserved.

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The GentleWave® Procedure is an innovative alternative to standard root canal treatment. Cleaning the highly complex anatomy of the root canal system can present a real challenge in root canal therapy. Brevard Endodontics is meeting this challenge like never before with the state-of-the-art endodontic technology of the GentleWave® Procedure.