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6101 Shallowford Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Chattanooga Endodontist | Chattanooga Root Canal

Dr. John P. Hoover


At the Center for Endodontics in Chattanooga, TN we are dedicated to providing gentle treatment with care and compassion. John P. Hoover, D.D.S. is a member of the American Association of Endodontics and is proud to provide root canal treatment to patients in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Jasper, Manchester, Pikeville, South Pittsburg, Winchester and more.

Endodontic treatment does not have to be an uncomfortable experience. We understand that hearing the words "root canal" makes some people uneasy.  With modern and competent treatment, discomfort and anxiety need not be a part of your experience.  By taking time to listen to our patients and address your concerns, we take pleasure in relieving you of the normal uneasiness associated with your endodontic needs. We also offer the option of Nitrous Oxide Sedation.

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John P. Hoover, D.D.S.
Center For Endodontics
6101 Shallowford Road, Suite 101
Chattanooga, TN 37421American Association of Endodontics
Phone: 423.894.8942
Fax: 423.894.6183

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This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia.  There are usually few restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.  A doctor is available at all times should a question or concern arise after your treatment. Avoid aspirin or aspirin-based products, including NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) one week before surgery. Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.  If there is a question,...

In order to alleviate your distress, your tooth has been left open for drainage.  Follow these instructions until your next appointment: Irrigate your tooth as instructed with warm salt water after every meal (one teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water). Avoid blocking the open tooth with food by cautiously eating on the opposite side of your mouth.  Avoid eating foods that may contain small seeds in it that may get caught in the tooth.  To prevent any accidental food blockage, continuously and gently rinse after meals...

Why would I need endodontic surgery? Usually, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment can last the rest of your life and never need further endodontic treatment.  However, in few cases, a tooth may fail to heal and non-surgical procedure alone cannot save the tooth.  In such a case, your endodontist may recommend surgery.  Endodontic surgery may be used to locate tiny fractures or canals that could not be detected during non-surgical treatment.  If you have persistent symptoms but no problems appear on your x-rays, surgery allows...

Most traumatic dental injuries occur in children, but people of all ages can be affected.  Whether the injury is a result of an automobile accident, a sports mishap, an altercation or a bad fall, the severity and type of injury will determine the treatment necessary. There are a number of common injuries that occur to teeth.  Many of them affect the inner soft tissues of the tooth, known as the dental pulp. When the pulp becomes injured or inflamed, root canal treatment may be needed.   Dislodged Teeth ...

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia.  There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.  Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment. Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable. If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart...

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What Is An Endodontist?

Endodontists are dentists with special training in endodontic procedures.  They do only endodontics in their practices because they are specialists.  To become specialists, they complete dental school and an additional two years of advanced training in endodontics.  They perform routine as well as... ...Read More

Local anesthesia makes treatment painless.  While there may be some discomfort for a brief period after treatment, this can be controlled with aspirin strength medications. ...Read More

It will be necessary for you to see your dentist to have a permanent filling placed or a crown made for the tooth.  You should contact your dentist within a few days of completion of your root canal treatment.  Your dentist will assist you in choosing the most suitable kind of restoration necessary... ...Read More

Root canal therapy has been reported to be up to 96% successful when treated by an endodontist. Many factors influence the treatment outcome including the patient's general health, bone support around the tooth, strength of the tooth, possible fracture lines, shape and condition of the root and the... ...Read More

Reducing the chance of spreading infectious diseases has always been the "highest priority" of the dental profession.  Our office uses comprehensive infection control procedures which comply with, and exceed the "universal precautions" set and regulated by government and professional agencies. ... ...Read More

Today, more than ever, patients are concerned about the safety of x-rays in general, as well as the need for them in the dental office.  With today's x-ray machines producing minimal radiation and the use of "fast" x-ray film, recent studies have shown that there is no risk of long term adverse... ...Read More

Insect bites, burns, scrapes and cuts - all of these will produce inflammation of the skin characterized by redness, an increase in the blood flow to the area and therefore swelling. Removal of pulp tissue from a root canal can produce an inflammation in the socket holding the... ...Read More

What Is Nitrous Oxide?

Nitrous Oxide is a non-allergenic, non-irritating gas that affects the central nervous system.  It is one of the safest forms of sedation available and patients who have used it report very few, if any, side effects.  If you are like most patients, you will begin to feel the nitrous oxide take... ...Read More

There are many.  Following are the most common ones: Nitrous Oxide can make you feel more comfortable during your appointment. You remain conscious and are fully aware during treatment.  The depth of sedation can be varied throughout your treatment as required. ... ...Read More

Nearly all patients.  There are practically no side effects associated with nitrous oxide use. Occasionally, however, asthmatic patients or those suffering from severe bronchitis or other known lung disorders may elect not to use it.  Ultimately, this is a decision best made by you and your dentist.... ...Read More

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John P. Hoover, D.D.S.
Center for Endodontics
A Commitment to Gentle Care

Chattanooga Endodontist Dr. John Hoover is dedicated to Endodontics and Root Canal Therapy such as Endodontic Surgery and Traumatic Dental Injuries. The Center for Endodontics is located in Chattanooga, TN.

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