Learn more about the different kinds of endodontic surgery and when they are necessary.
Having to undergo surgery might not be the happiest news you’ve heard all week but sometimes endodontic surgery is necessary if there are certain issues or symptoms that can’t be treated with nonsurgical methods. Luckily, our Washington DC endodontists Dr. Delany, Dr. Moiseiwitsch, and Dr. Latifi have performed countless surgeries and knows how to provide a gentle, comfortable treatment and environment to put our patients at ease in the dentist’s chair.
What is an endodontist?
An endodontist is a dentist that specializes in treating conditions and problems that affect the inner workings of a tooth (more specifically, the dental pulp). The pulp is soft tissue that runs from the tip of the tooth to the roots. When the pulp is inflamed or infected our endodontic specialists here in Washington DC will recommend undergoing surgery.
What are the different types of endodontist surgery?
The most common dental procedure that an endodontist performs is root canal therapy to treat an infected or inflamed dental pulp and to preserve the natural tooth structure to prevent the need for an extraction. Getting a root canal could actually save the tooth.
Another common procedure is an apicoectomy, also referred to as a root-end resection. This procedure is necessary if there is inflammation or infection that surrounds the bony regions at the end of the tooth even after a root canal has been performed. Before performing a root canal or apicoectomy, our dentists will numb the area first with local anesthesia.
While these are the two most common types of endodontic surgery an endodontist can also repair an injured tooth root, remove one or more roots (referred to as root amputation), and perform an intentional reimplantation (in which the tooth is extracted, treated with root canal therapy and then placed back into the socket). All of these procedures are designed to preserve your natural tooth and to prevent it from needing to be pulled.
If you are dealing with a toothache or other warning signs that you need a root canal, it’s important that you have an endodontist in Washington DC that you can turn to for an immediate and thorough evaluation. The sooner we are able to treat the problem the better. Call DC Endodontics right away if you notice any changes in your oral health.
Your facial appearance speaks volumes about your personality and inner self. Or, does it? At Bexley Dermatology, Dr. Jill Fichtel and Dr. Matthew Zirwas understand that skin wrinkling associated with sun exposure and the aging process change how the world perceives you. Look younger, feel refreshed and present the real you with wrinkle removal treatments at our Bexley office.
Time changes everything
The effects of aging and sun exposure don't benefit how you look, feel about yourself or impress the world around you. Fine lines and wrinkles, deep lines across your forehead and between your nose and mouth and even common "crow's feet" affect your confidence. Yet, invasive surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a face, brow, or eyelid lift, don't appeal to you.
Less invasive alternatives which work
At Bexley Dermatology, your dermatologists offer innovative dermal fillers such as Restalyne, Juvederm, and Sculptra injectables and BOTOX Cosmetic to change the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles which impact people's confidence. You, too, can experience wrinkle removal with at this highly-acclaimed dermatology office in Bexley.
Each treatment is fully cleared by your dermatologist as they review your aesthetic skin goals and medical history and does an in-office facial examination. Based on their findings, they recommend one or more treatments to refresh skin appearance without significant downtime, side effects, or discomfort.
Both Restalyne and Juvederm are forms of hyaluronic acid which is a natural component of your skin. Injected into the epidermis, these medications fill in the lines and wrinkles characteristic of aging and sun exposure. They cause little to no discomfort and only mild local effects such as redness and tenderness. Injections are repeatable as needed.
Sculptra injectables are dermal fillers composed of naturally-occurring lactic acid. They also cause no appreciable downtime and are quick and painless. Sculptra fills deep facial lines such as those between the nose and mouth.
Finally, BOTOX Cosmetic is a highly sought-after cosmetic skin treatment. Made of a highly purified botulism toxin, this FDA-approved medication suppresses the action of selected facial muscles. With limited muscular movement comes limited wrinkling. BOTOX is most effective on healthy adults under the age of 65, causes no downtime and may be repeated every few months as needed.
Find your best look
You can with a skin consultation with Dr. Jill Fichtel and Dr. Matthew Zirwas at Bexley Dermatology in Bexley, OH. Call the office today to arrange an appointment to learn your options for wrinkle removal. Call (614) 947-1716.
Find out how our dermatologist can treat your warts in Bexley, OH.
Old wives tales and folklore made us believe that touching frogs could cause warts, but we all know that this isn’t the case. So, what does cause warts? The human papillomavirus (HPV) does. This infection enters the body through cuts in the skin, where it then forms this hard, painless growth. While warts are contagious they are completely benign; however, if you are dealing with persistent or multiple warts then you may just want to turn to our Bexley, OH, dermatologists Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel to help you get rid of them.
Managing Your Warts
It’s true that warts can go away by themselves once our immune system starts fighting back. As the immune system learns how to fight this infection this decreases the chances of developing warts in the future; however, there are some people who still deal with persistent warts despite this.
There are at-home treatment options that may help reduce the appearance of the wart over time. Some options include over-the-counter wart removals that contain salicylic acid. If you have diabetes and develop a wart it’s important that you don’t try to treat the problem on your own. You should turn to a skin doctor in Bexley, OH, to help you treat the wart.
Getting a Wart Removed
If the wart is painful, in an uncomfortable place or if you are just embarrassed by the wart then you may not want to wait for the wart to go away on its own, which can take years. Our dermatologist offers several approaches to wart removal such as:
- Freezing the wart (cryotherapy)
- Cantharidin treatment (a topical solution)
- Electrosurgery (burning the wart)
- Excision (Cutting out the wart)
- Laser treatment (for persistent cases)
- Immunotherapy (for difficult cases)
Since HPV infection causes warts this is something that you can possibly prevent from happening. If a family member has a wart it’s important that you don’t share toilets, clothes, or other items that have come in contact with the wart. Wear flip-flops every time you use a public locker room, shower, or community pool. If you do develop a wart do not pick at it, as this can cause the wart to spread.
While we know that you don’t often think about visiting the dermatologist when you aren’t dealing with issues, we do hope that when warts, acne, or other skin problems arise that you turn to our Bexley, OH, skin specialists for care. Call Bexley Dermatology today to schedule an appointment or to ask about our services.
Find out when it’s time to turn to a dermatologist to treat your acne symptoms.
Most people will deal with acne at some point. Luckily, minor breakouts can often be addressed with simple at-home care. Of course, not all acne is the same and it’s important to know when you may need to turn to our Knoxville, TN, dermatologists Dr. Robert C. Griffith and Robert D. Griffith for more aggressive acne treatment. Here are some signs that it’s time to turn to us,
Acne treatments aren’t working
There are so many acne products on the market that it can be difficult to figure out which one is going to give you the best results. There is a lot of trial and error when it comes to finding the right products, even over-the-counter ones. It can also take up to 12 weeks to see full results. Of course, if after the 12 weeks you still aren’t seeing any changes then it’s time to consult with your skin doctor in Knoxville, TN.
Your acne is painful
It’s common for certain types of acne such as cystic or hormonal acne to also be painful to the touch. This is because there is inflammation under the skin, making it difficult for the acne to heal. If the inflammation isn’t treated this can cause scarring. While you won’t be able to treat the inflammation on your own your dermatologist has ways to treat this type of acne. One option is by administering a steroid injection, which will target and eliminate inflammation.
Your acne is persistent
If you feel like you don’t remember life without acne then you’ve been dealing with this issue for far too long. While certain types of acne may only last a couple of days and can be treated by simply keeping skin healthy and clean, if you find that your acne isn’t going away after weeks then you may need a more aggressive treatment that can target deeper into the skin where inflammation and bacteria may be present.
Your acne is leaving marks
We aren’t just talking about scars. Acne can also leave behind unsightly dark marks, even if you don’t pick at or disturb your acne. If you notice hyperpigmentation as a result of acne then it’s time to see a dermatologist who can help get rid of these embarrassing spots and prevent new ones from forming.
Ways Dermatologists Treat Acne
There are many ways in which a dermatologist can help get your acne under control, depending on the type of acne you are dealing with. Once we determine the cause of your acne we can recommend different treatment options such as:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Prescription-strength topical medications
- Oral or topical antibiotics
- Oral contraceptives (for hormonal acne)
- Isotretinoin, aka: “Accutane” (used to treat severe cystic acne)
- Chemical peels or microdermabrasion
- A simple extraction
Don’t lose the battle against your acne symptoms. Turn to the experts at Griffith Dermatology in Knoxville, TN, today and let us help you get clearer skin.
Facial fillers can do so much for you and your appearance. Injected into strategic areas of the face to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, facial fillers can help you appear more rested and give you a more youthful look. At Bexley Dermatology, Dr. Matthew Zirwas and Dr. Jill Fichtel are your dermatologists for facial fillers in Bexley, OH!
How Facial Fillers Help
Your skin naturally contains collagen, a protein that helps give skin its elasticity. Collagen levels in the skin often begin to diminish with age, a decline that is associated with a loss of elasticity, increasingly sagging skin, and the development of lines and wrinkles. All of these factors can cause a person to appear older. Luckily, facial fillers from our Bexley office replenish the skin’s natural collagen levels. By restoring the collagen, skin elasticity improves, sagging is reduced, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles diminish so that you look younger and more rested.
Many different types of facial fillers are available today. Most are injected directly into problem areas, including the forehead and cheeks, as well as around the eyes, mouth, and nose. Popular brands of facial fillers available at Bexley Dermatology include Juvederm Ultra XC and Plus XC, Voluma, and various types of Restylane, such as Restylane Silk and Restylane Lyft. During a consultation, we can help you select the right facial filler for you!
Facial Filler Treatments
Treatment sessions for the different types of facial fillers follow similar procedures. Before treatment begins, the area is gently cleansed. Some patients benefit from the application of a topical anesthetic to minimize potential discomfort prior to injecting the facial fillers, although most of the time it proves unnecessary. The facial filler is then injected into the problem areas using a fine needle. Depending on the size and number of areas to be treated, a treatment session can last between 15 and 45 minutes. Smoother, younger looking skin will then be visible immediately after treatment!
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Facial fillers are an effective, non-invasive treatment method for giving you smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. For facial fillers in Bexley, OH, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zirwas or Dr. Fichtel by calling Bexley Dermatology at (614) 947-1716.
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