Meet Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS – Endodontist

Meet Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS – Endodontist

Meet Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS – Endodontist What is an Endodontist and what procedures do they perform? An Endodontist is a specialists in saving teeth. They are trained in performing root canals and other procedures to save teeth. Endodontists perform Root Canals, Endodontic Re-treatments, Endodontic Surgery, Traumatic Dental Injuries and Dental Implants. If your tooth has become diseased or injured from an accident, an Endodontist can use surgery to locate small fractures or hidden canals that weren’t detected on the x-rays. Surgery may also be needed to remove calcium deposits in root canals. If the root is damaged, Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS, Endodontists at the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo will use advanced technologies like digital imaging and microscopes to perform a quick, pain-free surgery to cure the problem area. Many surgical procedures can be performed to save a tooth. The most common is Apicoectomy or root-end resection as it is commonly called. This type of procedure is occasionally performed when there is inflammation or infection around the bony area at the end of your tooth after your root canal procedure. This is a micro-surgical procedure where Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS will open up the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue. Finally, Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS will remove the very end of the root. I have had this procedure done myself and where I once had severe pain, now is pain free. A small filling may be placed to seal the end of the root canal and possibly a few self dissolving stitches or sutures may be required...
Can a Water Pick help improve your gums?

Can a Water Pick help improve your gums?

Can a Water Pick help improve your gums? If you are like me, then you know about plaque and tarter buildup on your teeth. It is the worst when the dental hygeinist has to get under your gums and scrape several times because you haven’t been flossing vigorously in a particular area or there are way too many missed flossings between flossings…. Sound familiar. If so, then maybe adding a water pick to your daily routine might help keep those teeth of yours clean! For me, this has been the case for the past couple of years. Let me explain more in detail. First, I would come into the dentist and have my regular cleaning. So far so good. Everything looked and felt great. Knowing that I have the build up of tarter and plaque, I schedule three cleaning appointments per year or every four months, rather than every six months. By the time the second appointment comes around, things are still going well for me. I am able to have my regular cleaning appointment with not trouble at all. The cleaning process is always gentle and they treat me very kindly. The third appointment comes around for the year and things are building up more than the the dentist and hygienist would like it to. They have to work a lot harder to clean my teeth, which tells me I haven’t been doing a good enough job of cleaning my teeth in between appointments, even though I would swear I am working harder than ever to clean my teeth. I brush several times per day and floss at least once...