How To Overcome Dental Phobia

Categories: Sedation Dentistry

Sweaty Palms. Increased Heartbeat. The urge to flee. An estimated 15% of dental patients experience some level of dental anxiety when it’s time for a dental checkup. This anxiety can be a result of a number of factors but no matter the cause, it keeps patients from receiving the dental care that they need. If…

Orem, Find Out What To Expect With An Apicoectomy

Categories: Apicoectomy
Orem, Find Out What To Expect With An Apicoectomy

A Root canal is one of the last options in order to save a tooth from needing extraction and most would say keeping that natural tooth is well worth the money and time. Most of the time treating a tooth with root canal therapy will heal the infection and help the tooth last; however, there…

Why Toothaches Can Be So Painful

Categories: Toothache
Orem, This Is Why Toothaches Can Be So Bad

Why does it hurt so bad when you have a toothache?  When you get an infected tooth it will cause inflammation just like any other part of the body.  Usually when inflammation occurs, for instance on a finger, the skin and tissue around the infection swell and stretch. However, in a tooth, the pulp is…

An Apicoectemy: What To Expect

Categories: Apicoectomy
Your Orem Apicoectomy - What To Expect

An apicoectomy, also more commonly called a Root-End Resection, is a type of micro-surgery that is done after a root canal if an infection develops or continues. Typically a root canal is the only type of surgery needed to save an infected tooth, but occasionally an infection will persist even after a patient receives root…

What Is An Apicoectomy?

Categories: Apicoectomy, Toothache
Apicoectomy Orem

If you have already had a root canal but are still experiencing pain, Orem endodontist Dr. Jon Jenson may recommend an apicoectomy. This is a dental surgery that is used when root canal therapy is unsuccessful. An apicoectomy, also known as a Root-End Resection, allows your endodontist to find the source of infection that is…

When is Endodontic Micro-Surgery Necessary?

Categories: Root Canals

Root canal treatment has a high success rate around 90%, but what happens if you are one of the few whose root canal fails? Orem endodontist Dr. Jon W. Jenson takes great care to make sure the necessary precautions are taken to increase the likelihood of root canal success. However, if your root canal fails…