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Why Do I Need Root Canal Retreatment?

November 7, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 12:06 am
Closeup of pained woman in need of root canal retreatment in Worcester

Thanks to modern-day dental technology and advanced training, root canal therapy is dependably successful. In most cases, this tooth-saving procedure can restore the function of a tooth for a lifetime! However, a very small percentage of patients may need root canal retreatment. If you ever hear that your root canal needs to be redone, you may feel understandably concerned! Fortunately, you have nothing to be worried about. Read on to learn more about why you might need retreatment and what to expect from it.

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GentleWave: The Quicker Alternative to Traditional Root Canal Therapy?

October 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 3:58 pm
Closeup of woman wondering about root canal therapy

Typically, root canal therapy is broken up into two appointments that are about 90 minutes each. For patients who struggle with dental-related anxiety or are fearful of this procedure, that’s a big ask! Fortunately, advanced techniques make this tooth-saving treatment significantly more comfortable. In fact, state-of-the-art technology like GentleWave is known for being less invasive and incredibly effective. But can it also cut down on your time in the treatment chair? Keep reading for the answer.

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Intentional Replantation: What It Is, How It Works, & More

September 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 3:11 pm
Dentist explaining intentional replantation to patient

Even if you aren’t in the dental field, you’ve probably heard some popular terms, like “root canal” and “tooth extraction.” Of course, there are some other tooth-saving treatments your endodontist may recommend, including intentional replantation. What is it? Why is it important? How successful is it? To learn the answers to these questions, keep reading!

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Wondering If Root Canals Are Expensive? Read This!

July 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 7:48 pm
Patient calculating the cost of root canal therapy

When you hear you need a root canal, one of the first questions that may come to your mind is, “Will it be expensive?” Since this popular restorative treatment has a scary reputation, it’s not surprising that many patients automatically assume that it is. While there isn’t an all-encompassing answer when it comes to price, there are a few factors that impact the cost of root canals. To learn what they are, read on!

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You Asked, We Answered: What If You Put Off a Root Canal?

June 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 6:02 pm
Woman experiencing tooth pain at home

Whether it’s due to a jam-packed schedule or dental-related anxiety, you may decide to put off getting a root canal when your dentist first recommends it. After all, what’s the worst that can happen? Maybe, in time, the tooth will heal on its own!

Unfortunately, a decayed or damaged tooth cannot heal itself – your endodontist needs to intervene to save it. The longer you put off treatment, the more likely it is that you’ll experience the below.

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5 Must-Know Tips for Traveling After a Root Canal

May 31, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 3:55 pm
Group of friends smiling on road trip

Now that the weather is warming up, you may be counting down the days until your next staycation or getaway. Your PTO has been approved, your bags are packed, your activities are booked… and your endodontist confirms that you need a root canal. Will this tooth-saving procedure interfere with your summer plans? Keep reading to find out!

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True or False: Root Canals Cause Cancer

April 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 5:02 pm
Woman with glasses and blazer wondering

Over the years, there have been countless false rumors about root canal therapy. One of the most prevailing ones is that this procedure causes illnesses. Naturally, this leads many patients to postpone treatment or put it off entirely. However, it’s important to know that this is nothing more than a myth. So, if you’ve been wondering, “Do root canals cause cancer?” then keep reading to learn the truth about this tooth-saving treatment!

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Why You Need a Root Canal Even If Your Tooth Stops Hurting

March 30, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 1:41 pm
Endodontist showing patient X-ray

Has your once painful toothache suddenly gone radio silent? While your first reaction may be to cue the celebration music, it’s important to know that your tooth hasn’t healed on its own. In fact, this drastic change in your symptoms is likely a sign of something worse: the infection “killing” the nerve. As a result, getting a root canal ASAP is even more important. To learn all about what happens if you don’t and why you shouldn’t fear this tooth-saving procedure, read on!

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Root Canals vs. Tooth Extractions: Which Is Best for You?

February 18, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 8:59 pm
Dentist explaining X-ray to patient

Despite advancements in dentistry and technology, root canals continue to be one of the most feared procedures. So, when patients hear that they need endodontic surgery, it’s not too surprising that one of the first questions they have is, “Is there another option?” While tooth extractions are a viable alternative, there are some important benefits of root canal therapy to consider. To learn more about root canals vs. tooth extractions, read on!

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How Long Does Root Canal Therapy Take?

January 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 8:45 pm
Man smiling after root canal therapy in Worcester

It’s no secret that people don’t like root canals. In fact, a recent survey from the AAE of 1,000 participants found that 53% would rather have a snake in their lap for 15 minutes and 41% would rather go swimming with sharks! While you don’t have to be excited about getting this tooth-saving procedure, you don’t have to dread it. In fact, the whole thing may take far less time than you expect! Read on as we cover how long you can expect root canal therapy in Worcester to take.

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