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Root Fractures Treatment Riverton


Dental emergencies don’t wait to happen within regular business hours. That’s why Greater Endodontics is open 24 hours, seven days a week, to care for unexpected tooth pain, root fracture treatment in Riverton, and more.

What is a Dental Root Fracture?


Root fractures occur when the root of the tooth cracks. A root fracture is typically invisible since the tooth's root is located above the crown and concealed by the gums. Because of this, root fractures can be more challenging to treat and diagnose. They don't always appear on dental X–rays and may even go unnoticed until they become infected or worsen over time. This can lead to symptoms such as increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures or severe pain while chewing.

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What Causes a Root Fracture?


Teeth that are weaker due to previous dental work or poor oral hygiene are most susceptible to root fractures. Like most dental emergencies, root fractures can occur because of several things, such as:

  • Previous endodontic procedures
  • Habitual teeth clenching or grinding (bruxism)
  • Untreated tooth decay
  • Sudden, traumatic impact to the teeth such as a fall, car accident, sports injury, or biting down on hard food

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Dr Brimley was excellent Everyone was super nice 👍🏻 Sadly he was working on the wrong tooth
— Amanda Phimmasone, Posted May 23rd 2024 on google
Have received great care.
— Ed Ogilvie, Posted May 23rd 2024 on google
Excellent work. I had no problems and was back to normal very soon.
— Steve Witt, Posted May 23rd 2024 on google
Best root canals in the valley, hands down. Theres not another endodontist who cares about my patients the same was as Kurt and his team. I know when i send my own patients here that they will return to me with compliments about the care they received. Thank you Very Much Dr Brimley
— David Babcock, Posted May 22nd 2024 on google
They were able to get me in same day due to severe pain . Professional and explained everything. My pain was so much better after!! Thank you
— Jill Richens, Posted May 18th 2024 on google
The best experience I’ve ever had! I was nervous at first but Dr Casper and his Assistant were excellent! They walk me through every step of the way letting me know what to expect. Dr Casper is transparent, honest and he genuinely cares! Thank you for the excellent service!
— Lani Leger, Posted May 16th 2024 on google
Doctor Larsen was excellent. He was extremely patient, answered all my questions, and ensured that I was comfortable throughout the procedure. The staff was very professional and upfront with the cost and billing options. A really good experience for a first timer.
— Jacob E, Posted May 13th 2024 on google
I had an absolutely phenomenal experience here today. Dr. Larson and his team were all extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and they have this totally down to a smooth system! Everything was easy and painless. I appreciated all the imaging they took of my tooth throughout the root canal process, beginning middle and e...
— Claire Bullough, Posted May 13th 2024 on google
Dr Larson and the whole staff was amazing, I arrived early and they actually took me back early and started the procedure. I hope I never need another root canal but if I do I will be going back to them. I give them all five stars
— Desert Fox (Desert Fox), Posted May 8th 2024 on google
Had a great experience with Greater Endodontics! Dr. Casper was very knowledgeable and took plenty of time to explain the situation and make sure I understood everything. I’m about a week out from my treatment and I am feeling great! I would recommend this practice to anyone!
— Nathan Curtis, Posted May 7th 2024 on google
What an awesome people to be with! Very kind and knowledgeable of their responsibilities in their field! I highly recommend Greater Endodontics Riverton to anyone who need deeper work on their teeth etc. Thank you for the job well done.
— Tu'i Faioa, Posted May 4th 2024 on google
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— Abigail Andersen, Posted May 4th 2024 on google
Great atmosphere, wonderful and timely service, Dr Casper is the consummate professional, he walked me through the entire process and kindly answered all of my questions. After the procedure, they quickly reached out to my dentist and reported what they had accomplished so that follow up could take place. How can you s...
— Brent McAllister, Posted May 2nd 2024 on google
I cant express enough how great this office and staff are to work with. I called with an emergency for my daughter and they got her in right away and fixed without hesitation! Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this office for any endodontic needs !!
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— Charlie Wheat, Posted April 28th 2024 on google
My experience from 4/23/24: I went in needing a root canal on tooth #30. Which is one of your back molars. I have ever needed a root canal before I was scared beyond belief. I also suffer from severe anxiety. Dr. Larsen and his assistant were AMAZING! First they made sure I was comfortable before they did anything. Onc...
— Meaghan Meyer, Posted April 24th 2024 on google
Amazing staff and Dr. Brimley is great! I’ve been here a few times now. I get very anxious for dental work but I was very relaxed during my procedures. Hopefully I don’t need more work in the future but if I do, I will be coming here.
— Jessica W, Posted April 24th 2024 on google
Great customer service, great work. I've had one failed root canal redone here (it went great), and another root canal done here. Both were tricky operations but were handled well by the awesome staff here. Grateful to have been cared for by them.
— Melanie Ward, Posted April 22nd 2024 on google
The Best. I've had Dr. Brimley do a couple root canals in the past to perfection. I recently had a little emergency as I was getting ready to leave the country for vacation and got a tooth ache just a few days prior. Greater Endodontics got me an appointment in 1 day. Dr. Casper was fantastic. I woke up the next day th...
— Dan Beveloqua, Posted April 20th 2024 on google
Dr. Casper was supper kind and explained my options and help me make the right decision for me. He went above and beyond helping me with my situation and I appreciate him and his staff. Office staff was great I knew my estimated treatment cost before hand. Everyone was up front and honest. And very empathetic of my not...
— Taneal Crane, Posted April 19th 2024 on google

Different Kinds of Root Fractures


It is important to identify the cause of a tooth's crack first to determine the best root fracture treatment option. There are several different kinds of root fractures, which all require another type of treatment.

Vertical root fractures often occur as the result of previous endodontic procedures. These fractures are the most difficult to identify, as most patients only experience mild discomfort or experience pain only after biting or chewing. They may be detected only once the gum tissue surrounding the fractured root has become infected, leading to a painful abscess.

General practitioners or dentists may prematurely pull the fractured tooth. While extraction may be necessary for vertical root fractures, the highly skilled specialists at Greater Endodontics have higher success rates in preserving damaged teeth.

Horizontal root fractures are significantly less common than vertical root fractures. They have an even higher success rate when it comes to saving the tooth. The location of the tooth's crack is the most critical factor when determining the best root fracture treatment. Teeth with fractures located closer to the tip of the root are easiest to preserve and can be treated more conservatively than vertical root fractures.

Root fractures will not heal on their own and require treatment. Root fracture treatment options differ based on the nature of the crack, its severity, and the type of fracture. Our team of specialists at Greater Endodontics is available at all times to identify and provide the best treatment for your fracture.

Root canals are the most common type of root fracture. Treatment for a root canal is necessary and involves removing the damaged pulp and cleaning the inside of the tooth.

At Greater Endodontics we use a new technology called GentleWave, which ensures the most thorough and detailed tooth cleaning during your root canal. GentleWave reaches even the tiniest crevices of the tooth, ridding of bacteria in hard–to–reach areas that could cause infection.

An apicoectomy is also known as root end surgery. Root fracture treatment for an apicoectomy involves removing the tip of the fractured tooth's root and the surrounding inflamed tissue. This keeps the top of the tooth in place, preserving a portion of the tooth rather than extracting it.

Extraction of the tooth is the last resort for treating a root fracture, reserved for when a patient’s tooth is too damaged to preserve. Our goal for root fracture treatment at Greater Endodontics is always to return a tooth to its original state whenever possible.

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Think You Have a Root Fracture?

Dental root fractures will not heal independently and can increase in severity over time. Symptoms such as sensitivity to temperature and pain while biting or chewing can worsen and lead to infection if ignored. If you think you may have a root fracture, Greater Endodontics can help! Our knowledgeable staff of expert specialists is here to serve you any time. Dental emergencies like root fractures can happen outside of regular business hours, so we're available 24/7. Don't wait; contact us today for the relief and treatment you need.

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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.

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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.

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