Category Dental Root Canal

Early Detection of Tooth Decay

Detecting tooth decay before it becomes serious is the best way to prevent problems that can lead to tooth loss or the need for a dental root canal. Since tooth decay exhibits few if any symptoms until it becomes serious, the best way to detect it in its early stages is by visiting your dentist

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Advances in endodontics

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in the tooth’s interior. If you require a dental root canal, for example, you will probably see an endodontist. In recent years, new techniques and new types of equipment have made this type of treatment more comfortable, so you can save a tooth that has been severely

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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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What Is an Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on treating the tooth’s interior. This includes the pulp and the dental root canal. This type of dentist most often treats teeth that have become infected or that have suffered severe trauma. The most common treatment performed by an endodontist is root canal therapy. How 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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Is a Root Canal Treatment a Long Procedure?

The dental root canal is a procedure that has gained an unfairly bad reputation. The procedure is usually no more complex or uncomfortable than having a filling placed. It usually takes about an hour if there are no complications or problems. In most cases, when a root canal is recommended, it is the best—if not

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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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