Root Fractures Utah
Root fractures (both vertical and horizontal) can occur from traumatic injuries but are most often a result of an endodontic procedure. Root fractures are difficult to diagnose without specialized technology in an endodontists office and early detection is key. A general dentist will often overlook a root fracture and simply pull the tooth without attempting to save it, assuming it is a failed endodontic procedure. The chances of successfully saving a root fractured tooth depends on where the fracture occurs. The closer to the gum, the less chance of success. If the fracture is closer to the tip, the chance for success increases.
Vertical Root Fracture
A vertical root fracture is one of the most difficult dental injuries to diagnose and treat. As most of these fractures occur on endodontically treated teeth, general practitioners and dentists often assume the endodontic procedure has failed and prematurely pull teeth that may otherwise be saved. Endodontists have the highest success in the clinical detection of vertical root fractures and treatment.
Horizontal Root Fracture
A horizontal root fracture is less common and the healing success largely depends on where the fracture is located. The closer a fracture is to the tip of the root, the greater the chance of success is. Stabilization and medication may be required to begin the healing process followed by the eventual root canal to repair damaged pulp.
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Preserve your natural tooth with the GentleWave® alternative. The GentleWave® System uses advanced fluid dynamics to create a vortex of procedure fluids that travel through your root canal system. Along the way, broad spectrum acoustic energy helps remove the tissue and debris that cause infection. Unlike standard root canal treatments, the GentleWave Ultra-Cleaning Procedure is able to reach all throughout your tooth—even in the microscopic places where bacteria can hide.
We are very proud to be able to offer this level of care to our patients. Greater Endodontics is trained in the use of the GentleWave® System and will gladly answer any questions you may have about this exciting new technology.
Costs & Payment plans
In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.
Insurance we accept
We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.