Procedures

Dr. Cavender offers a variety of endodontic treatment options in order to save your tooth and to allow healing of the surrounding tissues. Dr. Cavender specializes in Endodontic treatment, Endodontic Retreatment, Endodontic Microsurgery (Apicoectomy), Cracked Teeth and Traumatic Injuries.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography (digital x-ray) is the latest technology used to take dental x-rays. This technique uses an electronic sensor (instead of x-ray film) that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. This image can be instantly viewed and enlarged helping the dentist detect problems easier. Digital x-rays reduce radiation 80-90% compared to the already low exposure of traditional dental x-rays.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

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Root Canal Retreatment

Root Canal Retreatment

With appropriate care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last as long as other natural teeth. However, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment may fail to heal or the tooth may become painful or diseased months or even years after a successful treatment. A retreatment may be needed.

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Apicoectomy

Apicoectomy

Root canals are generally all that is needed in order to save teeth that have become infected or had trauma to them. On occasion, a root canal alone cannot save the tooth and surgery may be recommended. Surgery can also be used to diagnose fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on xrays but still cause pain in the tooth. Damaged root surfaces and surrounding bone can also be treated through endodontic surgery.

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Michael S. Cavender, D.D.S.

480-342-8118

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Cavender and Team, I want to let you all know how much I appreciate your kindness and wonderful skill that I experienced at your office. Root canals are probably not on the top ten list of fun things but ALL of you make my experience very pleasant."

Carol S.

"Dr. Cavender and Team, Coming to your office for the first time I was a bit nervous. I walked away in awe!! Everyone was so nice and made me feel so comfortable. I never felt any pain. Unbelievable. Thank you for being so good and gentle."

Sharon J.

American Association of Endodontists
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