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Root Canal Awareness Week: Root Canals Aren’t What They Used to Be

Join the American Association of Endodontists in the tenth anniversary celebration of Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 – April 2, 2016. Root Canal Awareness Week is a national effort to raise awareness of endodontists, so that patients and general dentists know to contact a specialist when root canal treatment is needed. It is an

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Root Canal Awareness Week 2015

It’s Root Canal Awareness Week! Watch the Root Canal Safety video below, debuting for Root Canal Awareness Week, that addresses questions about the safety of endodontic treatment. In the video, endodontists explain that, while root canal treatment is often misunderstood, millions of procedures are performed every year, safely, effectively and comfortably. If you have questions

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What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?

A dental root canal therapy is a procedure used to remove infected tissue from the interior of a tooth. Infection can occur as a result of severe trauma to the tooth or extensive decay. Usually this procedure is used to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. After the tooth is treated,

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How Does Sedation Dentistry Work?

Sedation dentistry, also called conscious sedation, helps those who suffer from dental anxiety. It enables them to relax during dental work and often makes it possible to catch up with work that has been delayed, sometimes for years. If you become panicked or anxious when you visit the dentist, sedation dentistry might be the answer.

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Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is an important tool to treat severely damaged teeth. In some cases, this procedure allows patients to keep a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. After treatment, the tooth can be used normally, and will continue to serve you well for many years. Why Root Canal Therapy? The root canal

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Dental Trauma to Permanent Teeth

  Damage to permanent teeth can lead to various side effects and problems if it is not treated. In some cases, trauma affects the interior portions of the tooth. In these cases, an endodontist might be required to help save your tooth. Side Effects of Dental Trauma Injury to the teeth and mouth can cause

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What is Conscious Sedation?

Going to the dentist can be very stressful for some people. If you’ve had an unpleasant experience in the dental office, you might experience extreme anxiety even when you go in for a routine cleaning. If you suffer from this kind of dental anxiety, conscious sedation can help. What is Conscious Sedation? Conscious sedation allows

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Recovery from a Surgical Root Canal

A routine root canal is a non-surgical procedure used to work on the interior of an infected tooth. Sometimes this is not sufficient, however, to treat infection or other problems affecting the roots and root canal. In these cases, a surgical root canal might be necessary. What is a Surgical Root Canal? A standard root

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