Ryan McNamara D.D.S.

About Ryan McNamara D.D.S.

Dr. McNamara grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where his father and brother currently practice general dentistry. After completing endodontics' residency in Texas he and his wife, Dr. Donna Soleman, decided to return to the Pacific Northwest where they met at the University of Washington School of Dentistry.

Traumatic Injuries

#8 Complicated Crown Fracture Multiple teeth may be involved when trauma occurs, not just the one that looks most damaged. Complications from trauma include pulpal necrosis (nerve death), internal resorption, external inflammatory resorption, external replacement resorption and ankylosis. It is important to have testing done by your dentist or an endodontist to determine [...]

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Fractured Teeth

Posterior teeth may develop cracks (fractures) after years of use, especially with a history of large fillings.  Symptoms of cracked teeth include sensitivity to cold and pain to chewing that some patients describe as a shock or jolt when biting.  If the nerve has not been damaged too badly then a cuspal coverage restoration (onlay [...]

By |2017-01-16T02:07:10-08:00July 6th, 2012|Dental Technology|Comments Off on Fractured Teeth

Root Resorption

There are several types of root resorption that may affect teeth.  One aggressive form is called invasive cervical resorption (ICR) and is usually found on radiographic examination by your dentist.  Patients commonly do not experience symptoms until very late stages of the disease when treatment options become much more difficult.  Treatment usually involves both root [...]

By |2017-01-16T02:07:28-08:00July 6th, 2012|Dental Technology|Comments Off on Root Resorption

Endodontic Surgery

Even with ideal root canal therapy there may be persistent infection in a small number of patients. Fortunately there are options to still save natural teeth. Endodontic surgery is aimed at complex areas at the end of roots to help eliminate any remaining bacteria. The procedure is performed with the aid of a microscope to [...]

By |2017-01-16T02:08:13-08:00February 21st, 2012|Dental Technology|Comments Off on Endodontic Surgery

Saving Natural Teeth

Root canal therapy can save many natural teeth, but sometimes the tooth itself is not strong enough to support chewing on it for years to come. The guideline used to assess this is called ferrule, and means we need 360 degrees of healthy tooth structure of 1.5-2.0mm height to predictably retain a crown [...]

By |2012-02-21T20:18:29-08:00February 17th, 2012|Latest News in Endodontics|Comments Off on Saving Natural Teeth

Root Canals and Crowns

It is important to follow up with your general dentist after root canal therapy has been completed. They would like to know your symptoms have been resolved and seal the tooth with a definitive restoration. The filling and crown will prevent leakage and re-contamination of the tooth to prevent problems in the future. [...]

By |2012-02-21T20:25:13-08:00February 17th, 2012|Latest News in Endodontics|Comments Off on Root Canals and Crowns

East Hill Endodontics’ Roots Are Growing

  East Hill Endodontics new website has launched. Check out the pages to get an overview of Endodontic services, patients may fill out forms prior to their appointment, and referring offices can submit an online referral. Visit our office to see how the latest technology and techniques are able to save more natural teeth.

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What Pain Can You Expect After a Root Canal?

Remember, it is NORMAL to feel discomfort in the area that was worked on for a few days to weeks. If the recommended dosage of ibuprofen or acetaminophen is not adequately controlling your discomfort speak with Dr. McNamara about other options to keep you comfortable. Please contact us if you are having an issue that [...]

By |2012-02-17T23:44:39-08:00August 18th, 2011|Latest News in Endodontics|Comments Off on What Pain Can You Expect After a Root Canal?

The Latest in Digital Radiography!

Digital x-rays decrease the amount of radiation needed to take images of your teeth. They also eliminate waiting time for x-rays to develop which shortens the length of your appointment. They can be enlarged and enhanced for viewing on a computer, so you can see the images used for diagnosing your discomfort.  

By |2012-02-21T20:02:16-08:00August 18th, 2011|Dental Technology|Comments Off on The Latest in Digital Radiography!
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