Marshall Lavin, Endodontist

How I Got Here

An endodontist is not something that a typical high school student aspires to become. Trust me when I say that only the kids who have visited an endodontic office or the children of an endodontist likely know what we do—root canals. In…
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The Fairytale of Perfect Teeth

Once upon a time, nearly all of us had perfect teeth. But over the years, many of us have had periods where our oral care was not quite as good as it should have been. Or, in some cases, issues have come up that were unavoidable. Through…
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Are We Done Yet? What to Expect at Your Follow-Up Dentist Appointment

After your endodontic treatment is complete in our office, you might be wondering if that’s the end of the process for restoring your tooth to normal functionality. The answer is: not quite yet. Although the inside of your tooth was sealed…
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Are Root Canals Contagious?

If you just had a root canal or are scheduled for one in the near future, you probably have a lot of questions. One question we get asked a lot is, “Does having a root canal mean that I will now need more of them?” The short answer is…
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What Is Used to Fill My Tooth?

Millions of people each year undergo a root canal, but what exactly goes into your tooth once the tooth has been cleaned out? Dr. Lavin and his care team would like to take a moment to help you understand what materials will be used during…
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I Need a Root Canal—Now What?

Being told you need a root canal can be a scary moment, both because tooth pain can be very uncomfortable and deciding to move forward with treatment can seem like a daunting step. Walking through the root canal procedure and answering…
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Five Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

It’s nearly impossible to go through many years of life without some form of tooth pain, sensitivity or discomfort. Eating a hard piece of food, chewing ice or another frozen item, falling and hitting your jaw or teeth, decay or periodontal…