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Dr. Ernest Rillman

Dr. Rillman’s Endodontic Practice was established in 2004; it is situated in Largo, FL. Dr. Rillman is known for his commitment to excellence. Our staff, Endodontic Assistant, John has  been a member of the practice team for many years.

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Tooth Pain and Sinus Infections: Are They Linked?

Just about no matter where you live, springtime is beautiful. There’s new life everywhere you turn, and all sorts of plants and flowers are coming into bloom. This is especially true here in the Largo/Clearwater area of sunny Florida. Unfortunately, all that growth has a huge downside for many Floridians: seasonal allergies and sinus issues. […]

Tips for Caring for Your Root Canal Post-Op

When you need a root canal for tooth decay or other dental problems, you might be nervous about this procedure. Root canals are done in a way that minimizes discomfort, but what can you expect afterward? Since this procedure is an invasive one, it’s important to know how to care for your tooth post-op. The […]

Endodontic Treatments vs. Dental Implants

When you have tooth damage from decay, injuries, or other causes, your treatment options might include a root canal or dental implant. Dental implants can replace teeth that have been extracted, while root canals can prevent you from having damaged teeth removed. Find out more about these different types of treatment.     Root Canals […]

How is a Pulpotomy Different from a Root Canal?

You may have come across the term “pulpotomy” when searching online for the cause of your symptoms. Or perhaps your dentist mentioned the possibility of needing this procedure, so you’re looking for more information. So we’ll dive into the procedure here, and how it’s different from a root canal.  What Is a Pulpotomy? Most people […]

So You Need an Apicoectomy?

When you have an infection or pain in a tooth that has already had a root canal, your dentist might recommend a different procedure known as an apicoectomy. This procedure involves removing the tip of the affected tooth root to ease discomfort and prevent an infection from spreading. Knowing more about having an apicoectomy can […]

Endodontist vs. Dentist: Which to Choose?

When you have tooth pain, dentists and endodontists can provide treatment that relieves this discomfort and prevents additional problems from occurring. However, there are certain differences between the treatments that dentists and endodontists offer. It’s important to understand how these treatments differ to ensure that you receive proper care to ease tooth pain. Dentist Treatments […]

Why You Need Another Root Canal: Endodontic Retreatment Explained

Endodontic procedures, such as root canals, are done to treat certain types of tooth problems and prevent additional decay or damage. In some cases, the original treatment that’s done leads to improper healing or results in new tooth problems. When this happens, your endodontist might recommend endodontic retreatment. Knowing more about this type of treatment […]

Five Signs You Might Need A Root Canal 

With today’s technology, root canals are not nearly as painful and invasive as they were back in the day but people still hesitate on asking if they need one. So what are the top five signs that you may need a root canal? #1 – Tooth Pain #2 – Swollen or Inflamed Gums #3 – […]

Root Canal Safety

The relationship of our teeth and mouth to overall good health is indisputable. Endodontics plays a critical role in maintaining good oral health by eliminating infection and pain, and preserving our natural dentition. A key responsibility of any dentist is to reassure patients who are concerned about the safety of endodontic treatment that their overall […]

Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain

There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain. The American Association of Endodontists wants you to have accurate information. As always, when considering any medical procedure, you should get as much information as you can about all of your options. Your dentist or endodontist can answer many of […]