Category endodontist

What kind of education does an endodontist have?

An endodontist is a dentist whose specialty is the interior of the tooth. The inside chambers of the tooth, called the root canal, contain a soft mixture of connective, cardiovascular, and nerve tissues called the pulp. An endodontist undergoes specific training in order to treat any problems that develop with this part of the tooth.

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A healthy mouth is a gateway to a healthy body

A nutritious, well-balanced diet does more than keep your body strong and healthy. It can also keep your teeth in great shape for years to come, reducing your visits to the dentist or endodontist for problems that can be prevented by being careful about what you eat. How a Healthy Diet Can Help Your Teeth

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Choosing the right endodontist for you

If you require root canal treatment, it’s important to choose an endodontist you’re comfortable with. Your dentist will probably recommend one, or you can research on your own. Finding an Endodontist If you need endodontic treatment, you’ll probably get a referral from your regular dentist. He might have an endodontist he works with regularly, or

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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 root scaling and planing?

Gum disease is a common affliction, ranging from mild inflammation to extensive infection that endangers your teeth. If you have gum disease, you should see an endodontist, who specializes in treating the gums. Treatment can involve minor hygiene changes for mild inflammation, deep cleaning such as planing and scaling, or, in more serious cases, gum

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Are root canals painful?

The root canal is a dental procedure with an undeservedly bad reputation. Performed by an endodontist, the root canal procedure helps save a tooth that has been severely damaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure saves the tooth. Without it, the tooth would have to be extracted. The procedure itself is usually no more

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