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Is Sedation Dentistry Safe for Children?

May 20, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 7:38 pm
Young girl making heart shape with hands while wearing nitrous oxide mask

If your child has an infected tooth, they might need endodontic treatment, such as a pulpotomy (also known as pulp therapy) or a pulpectomy (root canal therapy). Understandably, your little one might be nervous about their treatment! To make things easier, your family’s endodontist might recommend that your child be sedated. But is sedation dentistry really safe for kids? This blog post provides some important information.

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4 Common Myths About Root Canals, Debunked!

April 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 1:41 pm
Dentist explaining treatment to patient

According to the American Association of Endodontists, 65% of women and 53% of men are afraid of needing root canal treatment. Are you one of them? If so, why? For many patients, the root of their fear is actually a myth about root canals that they’ve heard from a friend or read on the internet. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few prominent myths and why they simply aren’t true.

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Has Your Toothache Subsided? Here’s Why You Still Might Need a Root Canal

February 8, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 3:27 pm
Female patient smiling at dentist at dental appointment

From a sharp, stabbing pain to a dull, consistent soreness, discomfort is one of the most common symptoms of a severely decayed or infected tooth. Oftentimes, this warrants root canal treatment (don’t worry – the procedure is nothing like its bad reputation), but what happens if your toothache subsides? Do you still need a root canal if your tooth stops hurting? Read on to learn the answer.

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Is It Possible for Root Canal Treatment to Cause Cancer?

January 2, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 9:25 pm
a patient speaking with her endodontist

Nobody wants to be told that there’s an issue with one of their teeth—after all, going to the dentist is already pretty anxiety-inducing for many patients, and coupled with the news of needing something like a root canal, things can really start to seem overwhelming or stressful. However, you have nothing to fear; root canals are among the most useful of all dental treatments, but unfortunately, they have a pretty unfair reputation due to all sorts of falsehoods and myths floating around. One example is the idea that root canals can lead to cancer; here’s more about why this is completely untrue!

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3 Reasons You Should Be Grateful for Root Canals This Thanksgiving

November 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 12:13 am
a group of people smiling and celebrating Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be thinking about all of the things you’re grateful to have in your life—loving family, delicious food, and of course, a healthy set of pearly whites! But if you’ve been dealing with excruciating tooth pain, you shouldn’t wait to see your dentist to have it assessed. If the situation calls for it, they might suggest a root canal; however, despite what you’ve maybe heard about this dental treatment, it’s undeniably one of the best ways to save a compromised tooth and ensure it remains a healthy part of your smile. Here are a few reasons to add root canals to the list of things you’re thankful for this year!

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What Dental Emergencies Require Attention from an Endodontist?

October 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 7:03 pm
a patient smiling while visiting her endodontist

When it comes to dental emergencies, the importance of timely and specialized care cannot be understated; if you don’t seek the correct help quickly, your smile’s health and beauty are in jeopardy! While general dentists are well-suited to handle a wide range of oral health issues both minor and serious in nature, sometimes the expertise and savvy of an endodontist is needed. Here’s more about what kinds of dental emergencies endodontists are capable of handling and why you shouldn’t hesitate to visit one if the situation calls for it.

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Is a Root Canal or a Tooth Extraction the Better Option for My Smile?

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 6:45 pm
a patient smiling while visiting her dentist

It’s easy to take teeth for granted; we often don’t pay attention to the job they do nor praise them enough for their contribution to our health and happiness. However, we tend to notice pretty quickly when one of them has become decayed, damaged, or otherwise compromised. In these scenarios, two of the go-to treatments include root canals and tooth extractions. But is one of these options preferable compared to the other? Here’s a closer look at the root canal process and why it’s usually a better treatment avenue to pursue, compared to having the tooth extracted.

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How Long Can I Expect Root Canal Therapy to Take?

July 1, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 7:24 pm
a patient visiting his dentist for root canal therapy

Root canals have an unfair reputation; despite all of the things you might’ve seen about them on television or heard through the grapevine, this dental treatment isn’t super painful or incredibly frightening at all! In fact, it actually gives a compromised tooth the best possible chance of being salvaged. That said, if your dentist has informed you that it might be necessary, you shouldn’t worry about a thing. Although, you might still have concerns about the expected length of the procedure. Here’s a little more information to help you feel confident about committing to treatment.

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Getting a Root Canal? Here’s Why It’s Good News!

May 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 5:12 pm
a patient visiting their endodontist for a root canal

Root canals have an unjust and unwarranted reputation—they’re often portrayed as scary, intensive dental procedures in movies and television, and you’ve maybe even heard through the grapevine that they’re extremely painful. But despite what you’ve seen or heard, root canal therapy is a very good thing; in fact, the procedure is arguably one of the best ways to salvage a tooth that’s been damaged or suffered extensive decay! Keep reading to learn a little more about this process and why you shouldn’t feel hesitant about undergoing it yourself.

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You Asked, We Answered: Is Pain After a Root Canal Normal?

April 20, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lissa @ 6:30 pm
Man with tooth pain talking to endodontist in office

Although root canal therapy is often feared, it’s actually positive news: it means your tooth is another step closer to being fully functional and healthy once more! Whether you recently had your first root canal or it’s been several years since your last one, you may have questions about the recovery process, such as “Is pain after a root canal normal?” To learn the answer, read on.

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