Category Root Canal

How does endodontic treatment save a tooth?

If your dentist or endodontist recommends a root canal, it’s probably because it’s the only way to save your tooth from requiring extraction. Generally, if you need to undergo endodontic treatment, it’s because your tooth has become severely decayed or infected to the point that it is endangering your other teeth. With a root canal,

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Flipping the stigma about root canals

Of all the dental procedures available, the root canal probably has the most undeserved reputation. In truth, this procedure can help prevent serious side effects of tooth infection as well as helping you keep a tooth that could require removal if left untreated. How Can I Benefit from a Root Canal? If your dentist 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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Tooth Restorations: How Crowns can Help

Crowns are used in several types of tooth restoration, including severely cracked or broken teeth or extensive decay. They are also used to treat teeth that have received root canal treatment, in order to keep the tooth strong and usable. Uses for Dental Crowns Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for many years. They

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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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Root Canal: When is it Necessary?

If a tooth has suffered severe damage or become severely infected, sometimes a root canal is the only way to prevent loss of the tooth. The root canal procedure removes the infected area and makes it possible to keep your natural tooth, rather than having to have an implant or other tooth replacement. A root

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