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Dr. James Sather, DDS

Endodontist

Dr. James Sather is a top Endodontist in Tucson, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. James Sather is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. James Sather is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. James Sather is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Tucson, AZ, Dr. James Sather is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
11 years Experience
Dr. James Sather, DDS
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Is tooth sensitivity a sign of decay?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by decay, however there are other causes. You will need to see a dentist in order to determine the cause and treatment options for your sensitivity. READ MORE
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by decay, however there are other causes. You will need to see a dentist in order to determine the cause and treatment options for your sensitivity.

Does an anesthesia injection in the mouth cause pain?

The injection of the local anesthetic causes a brief sting. To minimize the discomfort the doctor will usually place an anesthetic gel prior to the injection.

Is a broken tooth a dental emergency?

If you experience a traumatic fracture of a tooth, it is best that you visit your dentist within 24-48hrs.

I think I have infected soft pulp tissue in my back tooth. What's the treatment for this?

When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected either an extraction or a root canal treatment will be necessary.

Can a tooth affected by cavities be saved?

It depends on the severity of the decay. You will need to see your dentist to determine if your tooth is salvageable.

One of my front teeth just chipped. How will this be fixed?

The treatment will depend on several factors such as on the tooth, surfaces involved and any other procedures that he tooth has had. It may only require a “white filling.” If it READ MORE
The treatment will depend on several factors such as on the tooth, surfaces involved and any other procedures that he tooth has had. It may only require a “white filling.” If it is larger it could require a crown.

What does endodontic retreatment involve?

A non-surgical retreatment involves the removal of the previous root canal filling materials and a thorough disinfection of the root canal system. In addition the tooth will be READ MORE
A non-surgical retreatment involves the removal of the previous root canal filling materials and a thorough disinfection of the root canal system. In addition the tooth will be fully assessed for any canals that may have been missed in the initial treatment, and also examined for cracks and decay. The procedure is similar to an initial root canal treatment in that it is non-surgical, however it is typically more difficult and requires more time.

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

For patients without periodontal disease, a prophy (“dental cleaning”) every 6 months is appropriate. For patients that have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, a more frequent READ MORE
For patients without periodontal disease, a prophy (“dental cleaning”) every 6 months is appropriate. For patients that have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, a more frequent maintenance schedule is set. These patient typically require a periodontal maintenance (“cleaning”) appointment every 3 or 4 months. In addition to the regular “cleaning” appointments, patients should receive an annual full mouth dental exam by the dentist.

Is a root canal treatment permanent?

Root canal therapy can last forever. You need to remember that it is still a tooth and it requires regular oral hygiene (daily brushing and flossing). Additionally you will need READ MORE
Root canal therapy can last forever. You need to remember that it is still a tooth and it requires regular oral hygiene (daily brushing and flossing). Additionally you will need to maintain your regular “cleaning” appointments and exams to prevent decay. Root canal teeth, even with crowns, can still get decay. Lastly, crowns and dental fillings do not last forever, they break down over time and leak. If not replaced in time, that leakage will result in the root canal getting reinfected.

Endodontists and root canals?

Endodontists are the root canal specialists. For you that means more knowledge, experience and better equipment. While an endodontist will treat more difficult or complicated teeth, READ MORE
Endodontists are the root canal specialists. For you that means more knowledge, experience and better equipment. While an endodontist will treat more difficult or complicated teeth, it does not mean that your particular case is that way. It is great news that your general dentist understands that a specialist can provide you a higher quality treatment. You should feel very fortunate to have a general dentist that is confident, experienced and honest to refer you to the expert for your treatment.