Endodontics

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth and the tooth pulp. Tooth pulp is located at the center of a tooth containing nerves that can cause severe pain when exposed through decay or trauma. Endodontists are dentists specializing in this area of dentistry. An additional 2 – 3 years study is required before an endodontist can be certified.

Endodontists are primarily noted for a micro procedure called Root Canal Therapy. Using specialized equipment and magnification Endodontists are able to clean out the diseased or exposed pulp areas of the tooth, including the root canals and filling them with special fillings that heal and strengthen the roots and center pulp areas of the tooth.

In the fairly recent past, endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) would take several treatments over a few weeks. Today, thanks to new tools, materials, and advanced training, these root canal procedures are, with few exceptions, accomplished painlessly in a single visit.

At Reardon Dental, our Endodontist is Dr. Craig Appelstein. Dr. Applestein received his certification in endodontics in 2008 and is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists. He has published several articles in endodontic journals. (See Dr. Appelstein’s full bio)

If you are looking for a dental practice that has in-house specialists so you are not going from one office to another Reardon Dental is for you!

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What Our Patients Are Saying

  • Shannon F.2/25/2021

    I had an awesome first experience at Reardon. My hygienist Ashley was awesome! She was outgoing and kept me at ease throughout my appointment. She took the time to explain everything I needed to know to me and answered all of my lingering questions. Dr. Miller was also great!

    Laura M.2/24/2021

    Dr. Reardon is a very busy man and I can see why! He ensures the work is done right and if he can make it better he does. I was in the office for a bonding repair and at the end of my appointment he came in to check the work and then went the extra mile to perfect the look of the bonding. He is also very kind and just a really good guy!

  • Maureen M.2/22/2021

    Always such a friendly visit! I have full trust in every person there. They listen and offer the best care.

    Taryn F.2/08/2021

    Staff were great with my 5 year old getting a cavity filled! They were gentle and talked with him the whole way.

  • Kimberly S.2/04/2021

    Every staff member we encountered (front desk, dental assistant, Dr. Feller herself, hygienist) put my daughter’s fears at ease during her first visit to the practice. Although our morning began with tears and trepidation in the parking lot, we left with a confident little girl no longer anxious about dental appointments. We are so pleased to have found such a warm & professional dental practice in Reardon Dental.
    Edited 2/4/2021 to add:
    My children have been patients at Reardon for several years, but I wanted to add that we had a very positive experience with Dr. Prehn for my daughter’s first orthodontic consult today. Dr Prehn was so thorough and straightforward. I didn’t have any questions because she covered everything so concisely and succinctly.
    While my daughter remains nervous about dental appointments in general, she trusts the providers at Reardon. Thank you once again for your patience and kindness!

    Lois R.2/04/2021

    My experience was great. I was taken on time for my appointment. Kristen was very careful about my sensitivity during the cleaning. Dr. Reardon was extremely helpful with suggestions for improving my daily cleaning regimen.

  • Michael B.1/27/2021

    Great Dentist Office. I highly recommend Reardon Dental

    Laura B.1/21/2021

    Reardon Dental has been awesome for my family of 5. All of the dentists, hygienists and the orthodontist we’ve seen have been great but we all especially love Dr. Reardon. We’ve had two emergency situations in recent months and we were able to be seen quickly because we are close to two offices. Dr. Reardon even saw my son when the office wasn’t open. I feel that caring like that is very rare anymore. I can’t say enough good things!

  • Gillian S.1/18/2021

    Reardon Dental has the friendliest hygienists and dentists and has made me feel as comfortable as possible in my visits with them. They are an efficient, well-informed team and are very focused on looking out for their patients' needs. I even got my parents (who absolutely hated going to the dentist) to switch to this office, and now they both love it!

    Joe M.12/10/2020

    It’s always a great experience at Reardon Dental. Very kind, professional and informative with each appointment.

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