MEET THE DOCTOR
Dr. Jordan Hansen was raised in Soda Springs, Idaho. He graduated from Utah State University in May 2008. While at USU, he met his wife, Katrina Smart. They have been married since December 2005 and are the proud parents of 5 beautiful daughters. Together they made it a goal to raise their family in Cache Valley and are incredibly grateful to call it home again.
After graduating from USU, Dr. Hansen attended the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and graduated in 2012. He was then commissioned an officer in the United States Army Dental Corps and was assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He spent 3 years working as a general dentist in a large dental clinic serving the soldiers of the 25th Infantry Brigade.
In 2017, Dr. Hansen graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry's 2 year Specialty Education in Endodontics Residency. He was trained by Board-Certified endodontists in the latest and most advanced endodontic techniques. He was also trained extensively in Cone-Beam Computed Tomography, which is 3-D imaging technology.
Dr. Hansen opened White Pine Endodontics in September 2017. He loves serving the people of Cache Valley and truly has a passion for quality endodontics and saving patient's teeth. He still proudly serves in the Utah Army National Guard. In his spare time, he enjoys water skiing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, and spending outdoor time with his family.
The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive protocol to access the infected root
canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth and, in doing so, is helping
to keep the tooth’s structure strong. With the GentleWave Procedure we can also typically
clean and fill the tooth in just one appointment, which may reduce the number of appointments required.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment.
The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid
dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic
spaces, and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.
Complex Canal System
The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at
cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there's less chance of failure over time. Achieving an exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics and that’s something
we take pride in providing. Contact us today to discover the GentleWave Difference for yourself. If you would like to learn more about Root Canal Therapy and the technique utilized in our office, please visit: www.gentlewave.com
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When a tooth has an inflamed pulp (nerve) or if the tooth has already died and is infected, root canal treatment is necessary in order to save the tooth. The inflamed or infected tissue inside the tooth is removed using rotary instruments and disinfecting solutions. After this, a rubber-like filling material is placed in the canals along with a sealer (cement) to seal the root canal. In most cases, this can be done in a single visit. If your doctor requests it, Dr. Hansen can place the permanent filling after the root canal is done, or a temporary filling is placed and your dentist will do the final filling.
There are some instances when a root canal or retreatment are not recommended. In these instances, a procedure called Apicoectomy may be performed. A small incision is made in the gums to expose the jaw bone and roots. A small window is made in the bone adjacent to the root that is being worked on. The tip of the root is usually removed along with any infected tissue, and the canals are cleaned and filled from the root end. Dr. Hansen will place a few stitches to close the incision.
Occasionally, a tooth that has already had a root canal may need to have it done again for a variety of reasons. When this is needed, the previous filling material is removed and attempts are made to clean and disinfect the canals as best as possible. Following that, it is essentially the same procedure as the root canal. In many instances, an antibacterial medicine is placed in the canals for a few weeks before you return to finish the treatment.
We are preferred providers with many dental insurances, including Aetna, BAS, Cigna, Delta, DMBA, MetLife, Regence BCBS, Select Health, and others. Please call and ask if we accept your insurance.
If you feel nervous about the receiving endodontic treatment, we offer nitrous oxide analgesia (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Please note that if you decide to use sedation, planning ahead is required. You will need a consult first and someone to drive you home the day of treatment.
Dr. Hansen uses the latest advancements in x-ray technology. All images are digital, including the use of a 3D CBCT machine. This machine gives Dr. Hansen the ability to see your tooth in 3D, which greatly aids in diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Jordan Hansen
Julie Ballard, RDA
Sadie Sandhu, DA
Lead Endodontic Assistant
Office Address & Phone Number
White Pine Endodontics
169 North Gateway Drive Suite 200
Providence, UT 84332
Office: (435) 241-7707
Fax: (435) 514-6983
Hours of Availability
Monday 8:00 - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 - 5:00 PM