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Dr. David William Dolan, DDS, MS

Endodontist

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Dr. David William Dolan, DDS, MS
  • Flint, MI
  • Accepting new patients

How successful is an apicoectomy?

You can do apicoectomy to save the Tooth, I advise that first before implant

What does endodontic retreatment involve?

Taking out the old root canal material, if possible, just depends on the previous material used (sliver points are hard to remove) then clean out the canals and take new measurements READ MORE
Taking out the old root canal material, if possible, just depends on the previous material used (sliver points are hard to remove) then clean out the canals and take new measurements of the each canal and fill with gutta percha. If no infection and if it's infected, clean out the canal, fill with medication, and you would come back in 2-4 weeks while on antibiotic and finally complete RC.

I have a cracked tooth. Does this expose me to an infection?

Not immediate infection, but it can be left untreated. you need to consider going to get it filled

Is a root canal treatment permanent?

Yes, but it can fail due to a miss or blocked off canal in the tooth.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned from a dentist?

Every 6 months is recommended, but if you have a lot of plaque or don't floss every day, then I would do every 4 months depending on your insurance.

Endodontists and root canals?

A canal could have been missed or blocked it self completely off, I recommend seeing a Enododontist instead of a general dentist. Just because they specialize in the nerve of teeth READ MORE
A canal could have been missed or blocked it self completely off, I recommend seeing a Enododontist instead of a general dentist. Just because they specialize in the nerve of teeth

What can be the risks involved in an endodontic surgery?

No, just let your dentist know if you are on blood thinners and consult with physician before going. If you take a pre med before dental treatment, you would take it before endo READ MORE
No, just let your dentist know if you are on blood thinners and consult with physician before going. If you take a pre med before dental treatment, you would take it before endo treatment as well.