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Dr. Jonathan Richards

Dentistry - Endodontics
Roy, UT
19 years experience male

Locations

Eastlake Endodontics

Roy, UT

Address

3540 W 6000 S #100, Roy, UT
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

8017792782

About

Bio

DDS from Univ. of Minnesota in 2003, AEGD from the US Air Force 2004 MS, certificate of Endodontics from Univ of Minnesota 2008 Founding Member of the International Academy of Endodontics 2011. Currently maintaining a private Endodontic specialty practice in Roy, UT.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Endodontics

Endodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
108 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Some teeth are near areas where an infection can affect a neighboring nerve. This is especially the case in lower premolars where a nerve provides se... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
It's not...: A cure for the toothache will usually require treatment that cannot be completed with a simple home remedy. Sometimes tooth pain can be intermittent,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Retreatment vs Apico: Both retreatment and apicoectomy have their place in dentistry. I prefer retreatment as a primary next step because it is a more conservative treatme... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Xrays help, but...: When a dentist looks at your xray, she will look for deep decay that is near or into the nerve space. It is not unusual for you not to have pain in s... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Your cavity: Your pain sounds like it has a very high probability of being due to the cavity in your tooth. See your dentist and have it checked and treated. Thi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
You need to be seen: Go see your dentist or ask for a referral to an endodontist or oral surgeon. The onset of swelling is suggestive of infection, and pain with opening ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Seek treatment: Being pregnant in no way should prevent you from seeking treatment to address your pain. If you are in pain now, it will likely progress. It is far ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Well...: You need to not procrastinate your visit. But, in the meantime, try warm salt water rinses and keep the wound clean. As for the toothache, it depend... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
A lot to cover...: 1) hard? Yes. Long term infections grow inside the bone causing the bone to expand. It is hard because it is encased in bone, or under high pressur... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: The braces might make it a little less convenient for the dentist to use a rubber dam (mandatory) but in no way prevents having the procedure done.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Classic sign: This is a very classic description that you have a tooth where the inner nerve is very inflamed. Relief will come from either 1) getting a root canal... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Antibiotics take tim: Antibiotics taken for an absccessed tooth take time to begin to have a positive effect. In some cases, the infection can be resistant. To answer you... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Root canal success?: There is a misconception by patients that once a root canalis performed on a tooth, that all the pain will be immediately gone. In reality, root cana... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Retreatment: I would not recommend having it extracted before you seek the opinion of an endodontist. Many times the inside of a tooth is much more complex than t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
No: The infection usually resolves quite quickly, in the order of days to weeks. The bone that was lost due to the abscess can months to years to fill ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Symptoms: Pain - usually a dull ache that feels 'deeper' that the tooth. Although its worth mentioning many abscesses are painless. Swelling- usually localized... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Could be infection: Antibiotics rarely, if ever, are a solution for abscessed teeth. The medicine can relieve pain for a short time, but the problem will persist until t... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Causes of cold sens: A cold sensitive tooth can result from the nerve being irritated due to deep decay, fracture, or past dental work. The solution here is possibly to h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Varies: The quality of work provided is often directly related to the amount of time that is spent. Most teeth are much more complex than can be appreciated ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes, but...: Root canal infections tend to respond better to other antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, clindamycin, or azithromycin. You might get a benefit from ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), mu... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Tenderness to biting is considered normal and even should be expected. No need for concern. It would be wise to proceed with the core filing of no... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Just like any other: Wisdom teeth are just like any other and can become painful due to deep decay, etc. Sometime pain comes from the gum tissue surrounding or overlying ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Not likely: I always hesitate to say "never, " but i don't believe I have heard impaired healing as a symptoms of a tooth infection. Ear pain is quite common, ho... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Sinus/tooth pain: The upper back teeth and the maxillary sinus are often linked when one or the other are inflamed for infected. Additionally, dental pain often radiat... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Wait carefully: The best answer is to wait until the tooth has returned to a normal feel. This may take 2 days or 2 months, or in rare cases, never. If the tooth ha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Recognize the danger: First, infections spreading to other areas, especially distant areas like these, should be considered serious. Seek treatment now. Second, in select... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Varies with the case: Root canal retreatment can be a successful procedure. The success depends on correcting the deficiency with the prior treatments. What happes all to... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Can be...: An abscess is a pocket of infection which can originate either at the end of a tooth (root canal-related) or in the gums (periodontal). Prior to any ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Options aren't great: A true toothache (i.e. One originating from the nerve of the tooth) is typically only responsive to treatment by your endodontist or dentist. Over th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Yes, in fact those two in combination work quite well. When the pain progresses, often times no pain medications will "make a dent" in it. You shoul... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: Tooth pain can be caused by many sources. Prior dental work may have irritated the nerve, which can sometimes take years to become painful. Also, to... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Absolutely: The vast majority of dental abscesses are not detected until they are advanced sufficiently to cause pain. Most fly under the radar, especially on te... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Usually 2-3d, but...: Not all infections will respond to penicillin or antibiotics. 2 reasons come to mind. 1) poor blood supply to the abscess and no blood supply to the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Ask questions: It is always wise to discuss the fees prior to starting treatment. Fees are often regional, but are largely determined by either 1) the maximum allow... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Options: As an endodontist myself, i would want to evaluate the tooth to determine possible reasons for the less-than-acceptable result. My reputation depends... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Many reasons: To echo previous responses, the reasons are many. While 2-3 years of experience is an important point, even more significant is the experience that i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Get it checked: Many times we perceive any pain from the mouth as a toothache. In reality there are many tissues that can ache or be stimulated and result in pain. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Do:: Do: seek the care of the most competent provider in your area (oral surgeon is best).
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
It varies: The fee for a root canal procedure varies by provider, insurance, tooth location, severity, specialist vs general dentist. It could be as low as... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Not usually: There are many causes for toothaches. Canker meds work if the pain is superficial, like in the gums. If the pain source is from the inside of the to... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
There is a chance: Hiv is a blood-borne disease, so any open sores or breaks in the skin/gums can transmit fluids that carry the virus.
A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If the Ibuprofen isn't helping, you can also add tylenol, (acetaminophen) 750 mg up to 4 times per day. In the end, getting the tooth treated is th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Dental pain, especially in the back teeth, very commonly radiates to other areas. It is not uncommon of hear of ear aches. It is also possible that ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
It can: I wouldn't go so far as to say its "normal, " but i would comment that many teeth can take longer to completely respond than others. A small percenta... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Root canal first: The vast majority of these will heal with root canal alone. I wouldn't jump to a biopsy unless it persists for at least a few years after the root c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Sometimes: When a pulpectomy is done, the dentist is doing the best he or she can do to help relieve your pain. Don't think of the pain as an on our of switch... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
This is unusal: Not only unusual, but concerning. Be evaluated by an endodontist or oral surgeon. Ask your dentist to refer you to a provider he trusts. The sooner... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): The pain medication with the least risk or negative effect during pregnancy is tylenol (acetaminophen). Current recommendations instruct not to excee... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Yes: Anibiotics probably should be given or such a swelling. The bigger question should be why are you swollen. This could be a sign of an underlying pro... Read More

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Thank you notes
Sep 10, 2013
I regularly refer patients to see Dr. Jonathan Richards who are in need of root canal therapy. He is an excellent Endodontist and a trusted friend. He is highly recommended.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Richards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have saw both Dr.s have sinus infection and low blood count anemia.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Perfectly said. Hope, now, that other gen. dds' take your advice! Bye!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'll be speaking to the 2nd opinion oral/max sugeon's office. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Sheppard AFB, TX

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Ogden Region, UT - Summer
2013
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